I know screening recommendations can be confusing, as they’re based both on age and prior screening results. Hopefully this information will help you understand current screening options.
The HVP test is a special screening test looking for the human papilloma virus, particularly the high-risk strains of the virus. HPV is the main cause and risk factor of cervical cancer. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV. In general, doctors assume that a woman with cervical cancer has been infected with HPV.
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