HPV, Cervical Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening: What Do You Need?

Medically reviewed. Nancy Berman, MSN Infection with the high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) strains that cause cervical cancer is common. By age 50, 80% of women will have had an HPV infection with one or more of the 14 high-risk HPV types. Most infections clear up within 24 months. If the virus is not cleared and …

Baaaack: An Old HPV Infection Might Be Active Again As You Get It

Medically reviewed by Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP When Tracy Jimenez was 45, she experienced excruciating back and leg pain and sent her to the emergency room, where a doctor diagnosed her with a sciatic nerve problem. Jimenez continued to suffer for almost a year and was rushed back to the emergency room after …

Quick Facts: Here’s What You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer and HPV

Medically reviewed by Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP A cervical cancer diagnosis is scary—and for good reason. NS American Cancer Society estimates about 14,480 women will be diagnosed cervical cancer In 2021, and about 4,290 of them will die. Black and Hispanic women probably More than white women to get this disease. cervical cancer …