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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.

Ali Dakhil Jassim, MD
(605) 333-1720
PO Box 5134
Sioux Falls, SD
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Anatomic And Clinical Pathology, Medical Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Mosul, Coll Of Med, Mosul, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Lcm Pathologists Pc

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Robert Allen Nelimark, MD
(605) 328-8000
1020 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1973

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Michael O Robinson
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Medical Oncology

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(605) 338-3645
2903 S Ridgeview Way
Sioux Falls, SD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Charles Johnson, MD
(816) 271-7280
1200 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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(605) 322-6900
300 N Dakota Ave Bldg STE117 # 300
Sioux Falls, SD
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Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
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Sioux Falls, SD
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Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
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David Lee Elson, MD
(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St Ste 2000
Sioux Falls, SD
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Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: Royal C Johnson Vets Mem Hosp, Sioux Falls, Sd
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(605) 322-6900
1000 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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(843) 777-2014
3580 S Spencer Blvd
Sioux Falls, SD
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1984
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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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