The most common sexually transmitted disease is also one of the most misunderstood.
The Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, has over 100 different types. However, only a few of those can cause cervical cancer. The good news is that with current screening methods and a new vaccine that cancer is very treatable and preventable.
From 1992 to 2006, Missouri reported 13.3% abnormal Pap smear test results out of nearly 101,000