Flashcards in Cervical/HPV CPC Deck (10):
T/F most HPV infections are cleared by immune response within 6-12 months to 3 years
Borderline or atypical abnormalities on pap smear that do not fit into normal, lsil, hsil, or cancer categories.
ASC US --> atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
____ testing is done for ASC US patients for high risk HPV types because of unreproducible diagnoses and high cost of treatment
order pap smear and hpv test for high risk strains --> women > 30 years old
A cotest should be conducted every ___ years
Cotest increases detection of prevalent CIN____
T/F HPV cotesting is better than cytology alone
T --> increase time span between tests, reduce colposcopies, enhances id of adenocarcinomas
The majority of precancerous lesions arise at or near the _____ where squamous metaplasia occurs.
transofmation zone/squamocolumnar junction
Tx of cervical cancer
ablative: cryotherapy and carbon dioxide laser, excisional: loop electrosurgical excision and cold knife cone