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BY Cynthia DeMarco

About 10,000 people are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. The vast majority of cases are due to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

What accounts for the remaining cases of cervical cancer? And can they be prevented? Where do cervical polyps fit into the equation?

To answer these questions and more, we went to Jolyn Sharpe Taylor, M.D., a surgeon specializing in gynecologic cancers. Here’s what she shared.

How...

Medical illustration of bright pink HPV viruses on a hilly, mottled turquoise/magenta surface

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Thousands of people will get screening exams for breast cancer, cervical cancer and lung cancer this year. Others will get diagnostic tests...

BY Shalee Landry

When I was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in March 2012, I got treated near my home in southern Louisiana. It wasn’t because I didn’...

BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now recommend that cervical cancer screening begin at age 25, instead of 21, and place a greater emphasis on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as the preferred primary screening strategy. 

“Cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 25, and most abnormalities resolve on their own at...

Gloved hand holding vial labeled "HPV test"

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BY Mena El-Sharkawi

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For 12 years, Misty...

BY Tricia Jordan

My son Gavin recently turned 13. My husband and I call him our miracle baby, but I don’t think he fully understands why. When he was little...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Each year, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. And though it most often occurs in women over age 40, younger women...