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- Detects the E6 and E7 Oncoproteins of the human Papillomavirus (HPV) precursor of cervical cancer
- Instant at-home Testing Kit – uses a swab of your cervix-results in minutes
- Easy to use dual primary and confirmatory test
- Exclusive precision DNAffirm antigen/antibody Technology
- Detects even latent and asymptomatic stages as early as ten days after exposure
- 99% accuracy, totally confidential
- Cervical cancer is the result of an infectious Sexual Disease transmitted by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
There are over 6 million new cases of HPV infection annually in the U.S. alone.
Cervical cancer starts as an HPV infection that begins in the lining of the cervix and develops into a malignant neoplasma of the cervical uteri or the cervical area over a multi-year period. Because the changes are gradual the condition can be detected at an early pre-symptomatic stage. There may be no obvious symptoms until the cancer reaches the advanced stages. The first symptoms after the initial symptom-free period may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, painful intercourse, and continuous vaginal discharge.
The symptoms of advancing cervical cancer will include heavy vaginal bleeding, joint and muscular pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, vulnerability to fractures and a general malaise.
The HPV infection is spread by a variety of factors. Higher risk groups include women with multiple sexual partners or a single partner who has had multiple partners. HPV can be transmitted by skin to skin contact with infected areas, and is often transmitted in tandem with HIV and Chlamydia infections. HPV is a causative factor in 99% of all cases of cervical cancer and it can infect men.
HPV progresses through a series of stages referred to as 0, I, II, III, or IV and subtypes within each group. The stage identifies the progress of disease from initial infection at stage 0 to extreme spreading at stage IV. It is extremely important to identify an HPV infection at stage 0 or 1.
The cancer may affect squamous (surface), or columnar (embedded) cells as it penetrates.
Even with the use of Pap smears and vaccinations, the DNAffirm Genetic test is an absolute confirmation of the presence of the E6 and E7 oncoproteins genes of the human Papillomavirus using advanced antigen and antibody thin film technology.
Cervical cancer is best treated in the early pre-symptomatic stages. Left unchecked it can spread to vital organs with serious consequences.