Cervical Cancer is cancer of the cervix. It’s caused by some types of HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection. It can be prevented by getting the HPV vaccine, early detection, and treatment
Pap tests and HPV tests are two kinds of cervical cancer screenings and are offered at all of our health centers. If you receive an abnormal Pap test or positive HPV test result, your clinician may suggest more tests or treatments.
Colposcopies are a type of cervical cancer test that examines abnormal cells on your cervix and takes biopsies of tissue samples to be tested by a lab.
If you do have abnormal cells, you may be a good candidate for a LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) treatment. A LEEP will remove abnormal cells from your cervix, and is available at a number of PPKeystone Health Centers.