We have witnessed steady strides in the fight against cervical cancer. Vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix are now available for girls to protect them from the human papilloma virus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer. Unfortunately the vaccines are only given to young girls. They also don’t protect women from every form of HPV which means there’s still a need for Pap Smear testing to attempt to catch the disease early.
Every year, millions of women visit their gynecologists and endure the discomfort of the Pap Smear. After the test is complete, there’s often weeks of waiting for the results, leaving women to wonder if they’ll become part of the frightening statistics on cervical cancer. British medical diagnostic, Zilco is working to alleviate some of the stress with its new device that can conduct a relatively quick and painless pap.