Did you make a smear?
Invite him to go together for i screening
Since the government comprehensively promoted "6-minute nursing for life", the screening rate of cervical smears has increased year by year, and the incidence of cervical cancer has also ranked first among the top 10 cancers for women in 1995.
Retired to the 8th place in 2018.
Although the overall condition is gratifying, the shadow of cervical cancer has not yet been fully away,
Because there are still a lot of women who have a Pap smear every year, unfortunately, they are suddenly diagnosed with cervical cancer!
In Taiwan, there have been studies tracking more than 95,000 women whose smear test results were "atypical cells of undefined significance (ASC-US)" from 1995 to 2004, of which 860 were diagnosed with cervical cancer Of the 860 women, 540 had never had a smear before, 320 had undergone a smear, and it was estimated that the incidence of cervical cancer without smear and smear was 257 per 100,000. People and 92.3 people per 100,000 people. This data shows that smearing can indeed reduce the incidence of cancer, but there are still fish that are missing.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) clinical guidelines also recommend that women aged 21 to 29 should have a Pap test every 3 years;
From 30 to 65 years old, Pap smear plus HPV is preferred. If both results are negative, a cervical smear can be done every 5 years or every 3 years.
The guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have been changed,
Should women in Taiwan also undergo HPV testing to avoid the risk of cancer?
The domestic women's cancer community holds reservations
Taiwan Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
Chairman Nae-Fang Twu said that the current domestic women ’s cancer community still has reservations about whether HPV testing should replace the smear test. In addition to the need for more research to confirm, the change of the system will involve national health and financial policy revisions, and smear tests are still It has its necessity, and it has accumulated a few decades. It is still mainly based on smears, or it is carried out simultaneously with HPV examination.
Mackay Memorial Hospital-Department of Gynecologic Cancer
Director CHANG, CHIH-LONG explained that if HPV is now fully tested, about 10 to 15% of women will detect HPV, so if HPV testing is used as a preliminary screening tool, the results of the inspection may cause panic among the public.
But both agree that human papillomavirus has been identified as the culprit of cancer or precancerous lesions.
If the smear test and HPV test are done at the same time, it can really reduce the dead angle of the smear screening and pull out the precancerous lesions, so as not to evolve into cervical cancer in the future.
Because more than 99.7% of cervical cancer is caused by HPV. HPV examination is to find whether the DNA in the nucleus of cervical epithelial cells contains DNA fragments of carcinogenic HPV.
No need to worry about finding HPV positive, you can eliminate the virus by improving your own body resistance!
Many women worry that infection with the HPV virus represents a risk of cervical cancer in the future?
Chang, Chih-Long explained that 75% of European and American women will be infected with HPV more than once in a lifetime, but because of the characteristics of HPV, unlike cold viruses, it will cause the body to sneeze, runny nose and other reactions, or even not inflammation, so it is easy to hide After the encirclement of the immune system, and there is currently no way to directly kill the virus. Therefore, he suggested that if a patient with a positive HPV test does not have to panic, sleep well, exercise, and have a balanced nutrition to increase the body's resistance, 90% of the virus will eventually be eliminated by the body's immune system.
Only long-term infection with cancer-causing HPV may increase the risk of cervical cancer, but even if it is infected with types 16 and 18 for up to ten years, the incidence of cervical cancer is less than 25%.
People do not need to worry about it, and regular follow-up is more important.
Nae-Fang Twu said that the current Taiwan policy still maintains a free smear check every year for people over the age of 30. The policy will not be changed in the near future, and the focus is still on increasing the smear participation rate. This is because after 20 years of publicly available cervical smears, the proportion of Taiwanese women who have undergone smears for three consecutive years is still only 55.3%, far lower than 70% to 80% in advanced countries.
From the standpoint of cancer prevention, Nae-Fang Twu and Chang, Chih-Long suggested,
If a female friend is capable, in addition to the regular smear test every year, she pays about 1500 NTD plus an HPV test, which can indeed provide multiple guarantees.
Minsheng Medical Laboratory-Ken Kao Medical Technologist cares about the physical and mental health of all men and women friends ~
Is there cancer or not? The best way to reduce your physical and mental stress is to arrange regular inspections every year,
As long as women cooperate with the government policy to do a free smear test once a year, as long as the extra cost of 1200NTD can be added to the HPV test, the inspection is more comprehensive, multiple copies of prevention and multiple guarantees, so that they are physically and mentally safe!
If you can further invite the male partner to come together to test the HPV and STDs, you can complete the cancer screening at the same time ~ The two people will go to a physical and mental health screening, and implement "screening for i" to ensure that you can The end of love ~ happy and happy forever!
The general directory of each inspection: https://minshen.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage
HPV check: https://minshen.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage/event/14/unit/1
STD check: http://minshen.tw.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage/event/1/unit/1
Screening for i: http://minshen.tw.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage/event/5/unit/1