How do I detect that a woman infected with HPV that cause cervical cancer? Symptoms of a person infected with HPV are not visible and not easily observed. The easiest way to find out by doing a cytological examination of the cervix. This examination is now popularly known as a Pap smear or Papanicolaou smear taken from a Greek physician who discovered the method of George N. Papanicolaou.
However, there are also various other methods for early detection of HPV infection and cervical cancer as follows:
IVA is the abbreviation of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid. Method of examination with cervical smear or cervix with acetic acid. Then observed for any abnormalities such as white areas. If no color change, then it can be considered no infection of the cervix. You can do in the health center with a relatively cheap price. This can be done only for early detection. If you see any suspicious signs, then the other detection methods that more must be done.
Pap smear test methods in common: the doctor uses a scraper or brush to remove a small sample of cervical cells or cervical. Then these cells will be analyzed in the laboratory. The test can reveal whether there is infection, inflammation, or abnormal cells. According to reports the world, with a regular Pap smear tests have reduced the number of deaths from cervical cancer.
Thin prep method is more accurate than Pap smears. If a Pap smear only takes a portion of the cells in the cervix or uterus, then the Thin prep will inspect all parts of the cervix or uterus. Of course the result will be far more accurate and precise.
If all test results on the previous method showed the presence of infection or irregularities, colposcopy procedure will be done by using a tool equipped with a magnifying lens to observe the infected part. The goal is to determine whether any lesion or abnormal tissue in the cervix or the cervix. If there is abnormal, a biopsy – taking a small amount of tissue from the body – made and treatment for cervical cancer begin.