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Since suboptimal tests can produce misleading results, tips are provided to help women improve their chances of receiving the most accurate Pap smear. This updated edition details the most recent developments in HPV testing, as well as the new liquid-based Pap test. Lastly, the future of Pap smears and cervical-cancer prevention is explored, with special emphasis on the recently approved HPV vaccine.
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.
The first edition was chosen by Nurse Practitioner and by Library Journal as one of the best books of the year. Now fully updated, this clearly written, very approachable guide fills a vital consumer-health need.
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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