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By Jill Golsen, DMD Did you know? The number one cause of death from oral cancer is related to human papillomavirus (HPV). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this will be an epidemic that affects more than … Continue reading

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Get Vaccinated The numbers of cervical cancer deaths have dropped dramatically – almost 70 percent- since 1955, but it is still a concern for women today. According to Dr. Margarett Ellison from North Fulton Women’s Oncology, “Nearly all cervical cancers … Continue reading

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Dr. Carrie Lawson from Piedmont OB-GYN answers a reader’s question about Pap smears.    Q: What is a Pap smear, and how often do women need them?  A: A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer and pre-cancer, … Continue reading

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Dr. Cyril O. Spann, Jr., MD from Atlanta Gynecologic Oncology Specialists answers a reader’s question about cervical cancer screening tests for teens. Q: My daughter is 19 years old and has become sexually active. When should she get her first Pap … Continue reading

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