Pap Smear

The Papanicolaou test, or Pap smear is a test of the cervix looking for precancerous or cancerous cells. It is one of the most successful screening tests available and has […] Continue


LGSIL and HGSIL are designations of abnormal pap smears. They stand for Low (or High) Grade Squmous Intraepithelial Lesion and are often referred to as “low grade pap” or “high […] Continue

LEEP Cone Biopsy

LEEP stands for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. It is used to treat significant dysplasia and can usually be done in the office. This is done after a colposcopy that confirms […] Continue


HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It is really a family of viruses rather than a single entity. There are over 100 different strains of HPV and new ones are being […] Continue


ASCUS stands for “atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance”. It is a designation given to pap smears when the cells are not frankly abnormal but they are not perfectly normal […] Continue


Colposcopy is simply looking at the cervix with a microscope; it is often combined with biopsies of the cervix. Colposcopy is most commonly done to evaluate the cervix after an […] Continue

Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical Dysplasia is a pre-cancerous change of the cervix. It is not cancer and should never become cancer because there is a simple office procedure to treat dysplasia. Cervical dysplasia […] Continue