Pap test no longer enough

Pap test no longer enoughExperts with an elected bulletin board are prescribing that a HPV test be affirmed as a first venture to screen for cervical malignancy.

The test is utilized once in a while within conjunction with the Pap smear.

Be that as it may, exactly how anxious specialists will be to dispose of Pap smears, since a long time ago recognized the highest level for cervical disease identification and avoidance, is vague.

A Food and Drug Administration consultative board voted unanimously a week ago that another HPV test could be utilized before or rather than a Pap smear to screen for cervical disease. The FDA, which receives the proposals of such boards, has yet to lead on the issue.

"This is taking a look at the cells a step prior," said Dr. Thomas Krivak, a gynecological oncologist at Allegheny Health Network, who formerly did HPV research with partners from Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

In 2010, the latest figures are accessible from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11,818 ladies in the United States were diagnosed with cervical disease; 3,939 ladies died from it.

The Pap smear examines cells collected from a lady's cervix for precancerous irregularities could get destructive if left untreated.