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Routine screening has made this disease almost entirely preventable, but the virus that causes it still runs rampant. Simple precautions, a healthy diet, and regular checkups can keep it under control. But in fact, abnormal results are far from a death knell. Some mild abnormalities stem from inflammation or irritation caused by a mild yeast or bacterial infection.

Pelham Porter Staples
(719) 275-5261
1335 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO
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Devchand Paul, DO
(303) 321-0302
4500 E 9th Ave Ste 600
Denver, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: Rose Med Ctr, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Rocky Mountain Cancer Ctr

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Douglas Graham
(720) 777-1234
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO
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Allan J Schutt, MD
(970) 668-8322
PO Box 4458
Frisco, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Alexander Terry Urquhart, MD
(303) 436-5774
MC 4000 777 Bannock
Denver, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gary Elton Mc Kinney, MD
(719) 269-1422
1145 Ohio Ave
Canon City, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1976

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(303) 436-6000
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO
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(303) 388-4876
1800 Williams St
Denver, CO
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Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
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(303) 266-2117
1665 N Ursula St Mail Stop F-704
Aurora, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 2000

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(720) 848-0300
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
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Oncologist
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Heading Off Cervical Cancer

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By Diana Somerville

Routine screening has made this disease almost entirely preventable, but the virus that causes it still runs rampant. Simple precautions, a healthy diet, and regular checkups can keep it under control.

Abnormal Pap results. Those three words can instill fear in the bravest and most health-savvy woman. The mind goes immediately to cervical cancer, a disease that, according to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, claims the lives of 3,900 women in the US each year.

But in fact, abnormal results are far from a death knell. Some mild abnormalities stem from inflammation or irritation caused by a mild yeast or bacterial infection. However, the abnormal results can also signal cervical dysplasia, abnormally shaped cells in the cervix that can be a precursor to cervical cancer. Detected early, cervical dysplasia is entirely treatable, but of course it’s better not to develop the condition in the first place.

Most cases of cervical dysplasia result from an HPV infection. While transmissible by any skin-to-skin contact, HPV, the human papilloma virus, is so commonly transmitted by sexual activity that it’s considered a virtual marker for having had unprotected sex. Generally, the immune system can handle HPV, which is often symptomless, and outbreaks of the virus come and go like an unremarkable cold. But when the virus persists or comes from a high-risk strain, it can cause cervical dysplasia. For that reason alone, it’s important to understand HPV and to learn how to prevent it and—if you already have it—how to treat it.

Identifying HPV

Doctors and researchers have isolated more than 100 strains of HPV. Some cause the benign but annoying warts that pop up unexpectedly on your hands or feet, but at least 30 strains can infect the genital area, silently lurking in the skin and mucous membranes for months or even years. HPV is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, which means you can unwittingly infect your partner—or vice versa.

Once you’re sexually active, your health routine should include a pelvic exam and Pap test, in which cells are gently scraped from the uterus and cervix and smeared on a slide that’s examined under a microscope. The widespread use of the Pap test or Pap smear, developed by George Papanicolaou, MD, more than 60 years ago, has reduced cervical cancer deaths by more than 70 percent in the US.

“A Pap smear is a true screening test,” says Bethany Hayes, MD, OB/GYN. “It’s relatively noninvasive, relatively inexpensive, and picks up abnormalities early enough to do something about them.” Hayes is the medical director of True North Health Center, an integrated holistic healthcare center in Falmouth, Maine.

Not all abnormal Pap results call for great concern, but they do indicate a need for follow-up with a healthcare provider to determine the cause of the abnormal results. The Pap itself is not diagnostic, stresses Tori Hudson, ND, professor of gynecology at the National College of Naturopathic Medic...

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