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, July 15, 2019
The expansion is the first phase of a $4.5 million project to expand cancer services at Linden Oaks and it will greatly improve access to care for patients with breast cancer and other breast conditions.Read News Article
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The new Medical Village features a new OB/GYN, cardiac and pulmonary rehab as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy.Read News Article