Cancer Care

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer care for women.

What are some genetic recommendations and testing options for cervical cancer?

Dr. Michael Guy explains the genetic and testing options for cervical cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Cervical cancer is one the easier gynecologic cancer to prevent with regular screening tests, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC). Two tests can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early, the Pap test and the HPV test, the CDC states. There is little evidence of a genetic predisposition for cervical cancer, according to the American Cancer SocietyOff Site Icon (ACS), but there is testing for the DNA of HPV of cervical cells. The HPV DNA test may be used for women who have slightly abnormal Pap test results to determine whether they need more testing or treatment, the ACS reports.

For more information about cervical cancer genetic and testing options, talk to your doctor.

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Source content: Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Thomas Heck, MD, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Todd Hicks, MD, FACS, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Christopher Lutman, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology; Michael Guy, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology