A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It alerts doctors to the presence of suspicious cells on your cervix. Women who have an abnormal Pap smear such as ASCUS are often told to wait and repeat the Pap in 6 to 12 months’ time. But what if you can do more than just “wait”? WhatContinue reading “Abnormal Pap smear. HPV infection. Now what?”
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Throat cancer linked to oral sex
So, what exactly is the link between throat cancer and oral sex? In a recent interview, American actor Michael Douglas admitted that his throat cancer may have been caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV, transmitted through oral sex. HPV is a virus that is spread through physical, oral or genital contact. There areContinue reading “Throat cancer linked to oral sex”
Where do warts come from?
If you’ve ever had warts before, you know that the good thing is they go away on their own, more often than not, after a while. But the question is, where do they come from in the first place? Warts are viral infections caused by over 100 different strains of the human papillovirus (HPV). HPV is everywhere and canContinue reading “Where do warts come from?”