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How To Check For Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer can happen when unfamiliar cells on the cervix begin to grow out-with their normal size, and don’t stop. The lower part surrounding the uterus that conjoins and opens into the vagina is the cervix. Much like other forms of cancer, cervical cancer can be treated successfully when the cancerous cells have been found early.

Although, unlike some other cancer types such as testicular, you cannot check for signs from the symptoms physically in an easy manner. If you‘re wanting to check for cervical cancer it is very important that you contact your doctor in order to complete the check.

Below are different examples of various methods to check if you have cervical cancer cells present. Giving information on what the tests are, how they are conducted and other valuable and relevant information.

Pap Test

Although, unlike some other cancer types such as testicular, you cannot check for signs from the symptoms physically in an easy manner, although the early stages of cervical cancer can be discovered with a Pap test; a Pap test is delivered to spot any changes in the cells of the cervix. Whilst your doctor is conducting the test, he or she will remove a small sample of cells from the cervix. After collecting the cells, they are delivered to a specialist lab and further tested to spot if the cells are containing certain changes that have potential to change into cervical cancer.

If you receive your results from the lab, explaining that you have “abnormal cells”, then it shows that you have cells which don’t look in normal healthy condition. This doesn’t always mean that the patient has cancerous cells, although, it is always required that you have more conducted testing to find out more.

 

HPV Tests

First of all, what is HPV? HVP stands for Human Papilloma Virus, which is a collective naming for the group of viruses that have impact on your skin and the moist membranes lining your body.

HPV tests are undertaken to look for high-risk types of HPV which are usually found within cervical cancer. HPV isn’t just exclusive to the cervix though, it can also occur in the anus and mouth and throat.

The residency of any HPV types in a female for a couple of years can encourage cell changes that need to be eliminated or treated correctly so that cervical cancer doesn’t occur. HPV tests are ran at the same time of Pap tests, the operation is started by using a small and soft designed brush to collect cervical cells from the subject, which are then, like Pap tests, sent to a laboratory for further testing and research.

Here’s an interesting video which explains further, the role that Pap and HPV tests have when identifying if cells are cancerous or not. Courtesy of the American Sexual Health Association.

Cervical Cancer Treatment Specialists

We highly recommend Oncology Specialist’s if you seek expert analysis of your results of any Pap Tests or HVP Tests that’s you receive. Here is some of Europe’s best:

UK The LOC
Germany Clinic of Friedrichshafen
Italy ESRU
Spain Practiser