The PAP smear is important because (in simple terms) it
screens for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) & Cervical Cancer. In this article is explained how the PAP more specifically:
- Screens for ASC-H to determines the need for colposcopy to rule out HSIL..
- Differentiates between LSIL vs. HSIL. HSIL is
indication for loop electrosurgical excision procedures (LEEP).
- Identifies women with a negative histology, but
clinical evidence of viral (e.g. HPV) persistence and risk for progression
(Solomon et al, 2002).
I can not claim to practice Qi Gong
diligently, let alone skillfully at this time. But I have become a proponent of after practicing a few exercises for the purpose of writing an article
on Chinese medicine for cancer support. Qi Gong has been studied extensively
for its benefits not only in palliative care, but also for the actual treatment
and remission of cancer. The different
forms of Qi Gong have far-reaching benefit that include ameliorating symptoms,
improving mood appetite & sleep, increasing self-healing ability,
and even inhibiting cancer growth (Chen & Yueng, 2002).