HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. It is a virus that is passed by sexual contact. There are many different types of HPV. 100% of cervical cancers are caused by high risk types of HPV. HPV types 16 and 18 cause approximately 70% of cervical cancer cases throughout the world. HPV types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts.
There are vaccines that have been approved for use in the U.S. to prevent you from becoming infected with HPV. One vaccine, Gardasil, prevents infectection from types 6, 11, 16, and 18.
HPV can be detected with the HPV test which is usually run at the same time as the Pap test (Pap smear).
If you suspect that your cervical cancer was not timely and properly diagnosed or treated, please call us at 412-471-4300 , or email us. Berger & Lagnese specializes in medical malpractice and works on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Beaver, Erie, Washington, and all of Western Pennsylvania.
What Is The Pap Smear Or Pap Test
A Pap test, often called a Pap smear, is a medical procedure in which cells are collected from the woman's cervix and spread (smeared) onto a slide. The cells are examined under a microscope for the presence of cancer or cells that could lead to cancer.
The Pap test (Pap smear) is the primary test used to diagnose cervical cancer.
If your Pap smear was misdiagnosed or your cervical cancer was not timely and properly treated, you may call us at 412-471-4300, or email us. At Berger & Lagnese,our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice, and work on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Beaver, Uniontown, Erie, Washington, and all areas of Western Pennsylvania. Our team of lawyers and doctors will find out what happened and get you the answers you deserve. There is no fee unless we make a recovery for you.
What Is A Colposcopy
A colposcopy is a microscopic examination of the cervix using an instrument called a colposcope. It is ordinarily performed as a follow-up to an abnormal Pap smear (Pap test) result. Colposcopy is performed to look for cervical cancer or cells that are known to develop into cervical cancer.
During a colposcopy, a cervical biopsy is taken of any areas that appear abnormal.
At Berger & Lagnese, our team of lawyers and doctors work on medical malpractice cases throughout Western Pennsylvania.