Newborn Screening Saves Lives: What Parents Need to Know

Elisa Seeger’s son, Aidan, was 6 1/2 years old when he started having vision problems. Seeger thought his son just needed glasses, but after what he called the “diagnostic adventure” that went from one specialist to the next, he learned that his son had a rare genetic neurological disorder. adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The once active, sports-loving, …

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 …

Cervical Cancer Screening Is Important, But Accessing Good Treatment

Eleven years ago Isis* revealed that the vast majority of sexually active people HPVvirus that causes cervical cancer, at some point in their life. That’s why she was totally shocked in 2010 when a routine Pap test revealed abnormal cells that turned out to be precancerous. Fortunately, Isis was diligent in screening for cervical cancer …

Removing Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening for the LGBTQ Community

Dr. Reviewed by Sue Yom As executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, scoutknows better than most the importance of staying up to date on cancer screenings. Still, Scout says he often delays his own screenings for human papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical cancer. Being a transgender man with a cervix may trigger the process …

The Importance of Cervical Cancer Screening During COVID-19 and Beyond

medically reviewed. Nancy R. Berman MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP Despite having symptoms like pelvic pain and bleeding for almost a year before she finally saw a doctor, Lily Taylor wasn’t expecting bad news. never mind that was not getting regular Pap tests, HPV tests or other recommended screenings. He thought he’d be in and out …