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.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
With winter at its peak, it’s important to learn what’s fact and fiction when it comes to winter illnesses. Sonia Dar, MD, Primary Care Physician at Rochester Regional Health, tells the truth about the most common winter health myths.Read News Article
Monday, January 20, 2020
Flu season is officially underway with all regions of the country now seeing flu activity. Learn why health officials say 2020 is different than year's past.Read News Article