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Five Important Benefits of Attending Your Annual Well Woman Exam

Attending an annual well woman exam is an essential part of your to-do list, but some women choose to skip their yearly appointment, believing that without symptoms, questions or concerns, there is no need to see their gynecologist. This is a misconception and demonstrates a misunderstanding of the purpose that annual well woman exams serve.

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Why Cervical Cancer Prevention Remains Critical

A recent study revealed that cervical cancer fatality rates are higher than previously reported, emphasizing the importance of the recommended annual cancer screening administered during annual well woman exams. The study notes that a shocking percentage of black women — 77% — have a higher fatality rate than previously reported. White women have a 47%

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How does an annual well woman exam prevent cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer prevention and early detection is an important part of our work here at PGOMG. You may not realize it, but every time you schedule an annual well woman exam, you are taking a significant step for your lifelong health. How do I prevent cervical cancer? One of the most important steps you can

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So, Why Do I Need a Pap Test?

A Pap test, more commonly called a Pap smear, is a standard part of a PGOMG annual well woman exam. During the Pap test, your provider will gently collect cells from your cervix, and these cells are then sent for analysis. If an abnormality is found as a result of the tested cells, your provider

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January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

As we begin the New Year, we mark January as a time for new beginnings, resolutions, and even awareness for cervical health, including cervical cancer. Cervical cancer can often be both detected early and prevented by undergoing a yearly Pap test which is performed during annual well woman exams with PGOMG. 2014 saw over 12,300

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