Our Practice is one of the first in Queens to offer DySIS™ The latest colposcopy technology
Cervical cancer used to be the number #1 cause of cancer deaths in women just a few decades ago. Since that time, the Pap smear has become instrumental in lowering these numbers and making cervical cancer detection extremely effective.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just over 12,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2011.
Cervical cancer is one of the most treatable female cancers.
A Pap smear (also called a Pap) test checks for changes in the cervix. If changes are found and treated early, cervical cancer can be prevented. If you do have cancer, regular screening can help find it early. The earlier it is found, the more treatment options you have.
After an abnormal Pap smear of HPV test, Dr. Hessel may recommend performing a colposcopy exam to look for abnormal cells on your cervix. These cells may indicate inflammation of pre-cancerous changes that could develop into cervical cancer if left untreated.