Dr. Michele Odrobina, OB/GYN for United Memorial Medical Center and faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program answers today's question about cervical cancer prevention.
Q: What can a woman do to decrease her risk of getting cervical cancer?
A: Condoms or abstinence are the best way to prevent HPV transmission. The vaccine has been shown to significantly lower the risk of transmission. The more sexual contacts, the higher the risk of cervical cancer. Smoking is known to increase the risk of cervical cancer. Routine pap smears every one to three years can detect abnormal cells in very early stages. When abnormal cells are detected and treated, a women can significantly lower her lifetime risk of progression to cervical cancer.
Monday, November 5, 2018
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named Rochester Regional Health one of Healthcare’s Most Wired for 2018. The distinction is based on the system’s ability to adopt, implement and apply new information technology to improve healthcare outcomes.Read News Article
Friday, October 26, 2018
Meet Nicole Snyder: a mother, a wife, and a breast cancer survivor. Her diligence about routine breast screening may have saved her life.Read News Article