New way to more accurately detect cervical cancer in women

7 agosto 2014

A clinical trial is underway to detect the strains of HPV that lead to cervical cancer. Newer Pap tests and HPV screening more accurately identify pre-cancerous cellular changes that potentially develop into cervical cancer. When treated early, the chances of effectively treating and curing cervical cancer increase dramatically. HPV is present in more than 99% of women who develop cervical cancer.