In-depth

Complications

HPV infection

HPV infection, a common viral infection, can cause warts and related lesions. Some types of HPV infection cause cervical cancer and some other cancers.

Risk factors

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

Symptoms

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

At some point, many women experience painful intercourse — for many different reasons. Here's how to discuss the problem and get treatment.

Vaginal discharge

Tests and diagnosis

Colposcopy

If your Pap test results are abnormal, the next step may be colposcopy — a procedure to determine whether the abnormal cells are cancerous.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Cystoscopy

During cystoscopy, your doctor uses a special tool to look inside your bladder for abnormalities.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Pap smear

Getting a Pap smear regularly is your best defense against cervical cancer. Understand how a Pap smear is done and what abnormal test results mean.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Find out what to expect as you prepare for chemotherapy treatment.

Fertility preservation

Wonder how cancer treatment could affect your fertility? Understand what you can do to preserve your fertility before starting treatment.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a common means of treating many types of cancer. Find out what to expect during your radiation therapy treatment.

Jun. 28, 2013