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Abnormal Pap Smears: Management and Counseling
Broadcast Date: February 14, 2007
One of the Title X Family Planning priorities is to provide breast and cervical screening and prevention that corresponds with nationally recognized standards of care. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), all women ages 21 and older need to have regular Pap smear screenings. A Pap smear is a screening tool, not a diagnostic test for cervical cancer; therefore, further evaluation is required when abnormal changes occur. There are major differences between the types of abnormal Pap smears, their causes and their treatment and follow-up.
Dr. Sarma will discuss how the test is taken, what the different diagnoses of abnormal cells mean, outline what kind of follow-up care is needed, and discuss the role of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) as a cause for cellular change that can lead to cancer.
Seshu P. Sarma, MD
Emory Regional Training Center
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