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Cancer

Why Regular Pap Smears Are So Important to Your Health

Pap smears, also known as Pap tests, help to identify suspicious cells in your cervix that could signal a precancerous condition.  » Read more about: Why Regular Pap Smears Are So Important to Your Health  »


3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed.  » Read more about: 3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them  »


Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?

Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with it each year.
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and is found in about 99% of cervical cancers. While almost 90% of HPV infections resolve on their own within 2 years, high-risk types of HPV may cause cervical cancer.
Regular PAP screenings and HPV tests can help to diagnose pre-cancerous cell changes early and possibly prevent cervical cancer.  » Read more about: Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?  »


Does Coffee Help Prevent Cancer?

As the weather gets colder, most of us are looking for something warm to keep us from freezing, and coffee is one of the most universally consumed beverages around. In fact, it is estimated that 83% of American adults drink coffee daily. It is well known that coffee can help to wake you up and keep you warm, but can it actually help prevent cancer?   » Read more about: Does Coffee Help Prevent Cancer?  »