Cervical Cancer

The Mediterranean Diet: Another Fad or the Answer to a Healthy Immune System?

The Mediterranean Diet: Another Fad or the Answer to a Healthy Immune System?

Well, it’s September, and a new season of routine, growth and adjustment is upon us. As much as the warm summer months can bring so much joy and peace to us, there is something new and fresh about the summer winding down, and the leaves starting to drop. September is a beautiful time to start …

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So, You've Had an Abnormal Pap, Now What?

So, You’ve Had an Abnormal Pap, Now What?

In 2022, an estimated 14,100 women in the United States have been or will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, caused by HPV. In 2020, over 600,000 women were diagnosed across the globe. While the HPV vaccine has drastically reduced cervical cancer rates as a direct result of preventing high-risk HPV, there are still approximately 4300 …

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Getting Creative: Can We Detect HPV In Sanitary Pads?

Getting Creative: Can We Detect HPV In Sanitary Pads?

In the United States, among other countries, we have a growing public health dilemma. People are not showing up to their regular pap screenings. Because of this, an alarming 52% of cervical cancers are detected in advanced stages. Because early detection of cervical cancer cells via pap smear significantly decreases risk of fatality, detecting cervical …

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New Study Finds AHCC Supplementation Clears High-Risk HPV Infections

New Study Finds AHCC Supplementation Clears High-Risk HPV Infections

The incidence of HPV is rising rapidly, with an estimated 79 million Americans infected with the virus and nearly 80% of the population expected to have a strain of HPV in their lifetime. With over 100 strains identified in humans, about 15 of them are considered high risk and are associated with many cancers such …

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HPV: 5 Things Every Woman Should Know

An HPV diagnosis can leave one feeling vulnerable, scared, overwhelmed and even ashamed. So when you take to google to find stories of others dealing with HPV, it can be disappointing to realize that there are not many resources associated with empowering, educating and empathizing with others going through a similar experience.  At Papillex, our …

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Proven Ways to Strengthen your Immune System this Summer

There are nearly 150 types of HPV, and thankfully, 90% of cases tend to resolve within a few years of infection. This is because the immune system does an impeccable job of clearing the virus. For others, the virus can lay dormant, not having any major implications on your health. However, some cases of HPV …

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Pap Screening Guidelines for Cervical Cancer

The Pap smear is a dreaded appointment for many but, thanks to this handy screening tool, cervical cancer rates and complications from HPV have seen a decline. Increased screening has led to earlier detection of cervical cell changes and with it, led to earlier treatment. Today, Pap smears are incorporated into regular screening for individuals …

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Is Cervical Cancer Genetic?

Cervical cancer remains the second most common cancer among women worldwide. Certain high-risk strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are responsible for causing cervical cancer.  Around 70-90% of individuals with HPV will clear the virus 12 to 24 months after infection. However, in few individuals, the viral infection can persist and cause cellular changes …

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