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Vital to the book are interspersed personal interviews, which provide firsthand information on women's feelings about their abnormal Pap smears as well as their experiences with cervical disease. These personal vignettes offer insights into the social and emotional effects that often result from an abnormal Pap smear. Since suboptimal tests can produce misleading results, tips are provided to help women improve their chances of receiving the most accurate Pap smear.
New to this revised edition is the most current information on cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer and their treatments. It details the latest developments in HPV testing, as well as the new liquid-based Pap test. Last, the future of Pap smears and cervical cancer prevention is explored, with special emphasis on the recently approved HPV vaccines.
The first edition was chosen by Nurse Practitioner and Library Journal as one of the best consumer health books available. Now fully updated, this clearly written, very approachable guide fills a vital women's health need.
About the Author:
Lynda Rushing, MD, is a pathologist affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and a clinical assistantprofessor at Tufts University Medical School
About the Author:
Nancy Joste, MD, is professor of pathology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, director of anatomic pathology and cytopathology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and codirector of anatomic pathology at TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posted May 12, 2004
Excellent book. I am a survivor of Cervical Cancer. I told all my women friends to buy this book and to spread the word. Women need to be more educated on how to read their papsmears, not just be told their pap is normal or abnormal.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 23, 2009
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