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A cervical smear test is performed to detect HPV, which is the number one cause of cervical cancer. Becoming sexually active before 18, if your mother took DES during pregnancy, if your sister or mother has or had cancer of the cervix, having had cancer of vagina or vulva, having a sexual partner who has or had cancer or the penis, having had more than three sexual partners. A cervical smear test is performed to detect HPV, which is the number one cause of cervical cancer.

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Cervical Smear Test

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HPV, Cervical Cancer

Risk factors include the following:. Some women may need more frequent screenings if they are at high risk for cancer of the cervix. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have yearly PAP beginning at age 18 or when they become sexually active. A cervical smear test is performed to detect HPV, which is the number one cause of cervical cancer.

Other Topics: HPV, HPV Cure, HPV Vaccine, HPV Picture Symptom Wart, HPV Testing for Man, Human Papilloma Virus, Cervical Cancer Human Papilloma Virus, Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Smear, Genital Wart Picture

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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