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Abnormal Pap Smears:  Management and Counseling

Broadcast Date: February 14, 2007
(2 hours)

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Program Overview

One of the Title X Family Planning priorities is to provide breast and cervical screening and prevention that corresponds with nationally recognized standards of care. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), all women ages 21 and older need to have regular Pap smear screenings. A Pap smear is a screening tool, not a diagnostic test for cervical cancer; therefore, further evaluation is required when abnormal changes occur. There are major differences between the types of abnormal Pap smears, their causes and their treatment and follow-up.

Dr. Sarma will discuss how the test is taken, what the different diagnoses of abnormal cells mean, outline what kind of follow-up care is needed, and discuss the role of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) as a cause for cellular change that can lead to cancer.

Faculty

Seshu P. Sarma, MD
Emory Regional Training Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Target Audience

Nurses, Social Workers, Clinic and Outreach Educators

Contact Hours

None for this program

Contact for Technical Assistance

334-206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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