Cervical Cancer in Cincinnati, OH
Crescent Women’s Medical Group, led by board-certified gynecologists (OB-GYN) Drs. Chandra Gravely and Cindy Hansel, provides cervical cancer screenings, as well as complete gynecologic care for women in the Cincinnati and Blue Ash areas of Ohio.
The American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer recommend that all women should begin cervical cancer screening about three years after they begin having vaginal intercourse, but no later than age 21.
Pap Smear/Pap Test
The Papanicolaou test, commonly known as a Pap test or Pap smear, cervical smear, or smear test, is a screening method used to detect potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous cell changes in the cervix or the lower portion and opening of the uterus or womb.
It is recommended that women undergo the Pap test every year using the regular Pap test, or every two years using the newer liquid-based Pap test. Beginning at age 30, women who have had three normal Pap test results in a row may undergo screening every two to three years. Women who are over age 30 may also undergo screening every three years using the conventional or liquid-based Pap test, as well as be tested for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Our medical specialists at Crescent Women’s Medical Group take advantage of the most advanced technology and screening methods to accurately screen patients for cervical cancer and HPV. Our medical experts include two experienced OB-GYN physicians and an experienced midwife. Our team of experts and our entire staff, provide top quality medical care with compassion and sensitivity in a friendly and relaxed environment.
HPV Screening Experts
Crescent Women’s Medical Group provides top quality HPV screening for patients in and around the Cincinnati area. The many varieties of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) include more than 100 different viruses often found in the majority of adults who are sexually active. In fact, HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections among sexually active adults in the United States. Most women who are infected with HPV do not experience any symptoms and are not aware that they are infected. Some strains of HPV may cause cervical cancer, as well as other health problems, such as genital warts. If you think you may be infected with HPV or if it is time for your routine Pap test, schedule an appointment with our team of medical experts. If you are infected with HPV, our physicians will work with you on an individualized treatment plan to minimize your risk of developing cervical cancer or other complications.
Why Choose Crescent Women’s Medical Group for Cervical Cancer Treatment?
Regular yearly Pap tests provide the foundation of protection against cervical cancer. If the Pap results return as abnormal, it is important to get good follow-up care. Here at Crescent Women’s Medical Group, we believe it is just as critical for the patient to get responsible, compassionate answers to her questions and to develop a personalized plan of management. This personalized, caring approach is vital in minimizing your anxiety and maximizing your outcome. Let us help you determine how big or little of a risk to your health this abnormality is. We utilize the most accurate HPV technology and perform comfortable colposcopic exams of the cervix. If more invasive biopsies are needed, we have a variety of settings in which to address your needs with our experienced doctors.
If you are looking for a gynecologist you can trust to provide cervical cancer screening, as well as other gynecologic or obstetrical care, contact our Cincinnati cervical cancer screening experts at Crescent Women’s Medical Group today, serving women in the Cincinnati and Blue Ash areas of Ohio. We look forward to providing you with high-quality women’s medical care.