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March 13, 2023

Advanced Cervical Cancer Testing That Could Save Your Life

with podcast guest

Catherine Dezynski


Catherine Dezynski is a licensed certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner. Her clinical areas of expertise include family planning, colposcopy, office-based gynecology, and labor management. Catherine is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP). Catherine is also a medical science liaison for BD, a global medical technology company and the creator of advanced cervical cancer screening tests.

In this episode, we talk about why cervical cancer is underdiagnosed, shocking statistics on the rates of diagnosis and death, how the testing innovations at BD help women prevent cervical cancer before it starts, why HPV testing is recommended alongside Pap smears, what you need to know about the HPV vaccine, and so much more!

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  • The numerous factors that contribute to the low cervical cancer screening rates
  • Statistics on cervical cancer diagnosis and deaths
  • Why the new testing innovations at BD aim to identify people who have cervical precancer
  • The evolution of cervical cancer screening tools
  • How extended genotyping allows clinicians to individualize and personalize care
  • Why increasing access to testing and follow-up is critical
  • Optimizing your immune system to help your body fight HPV
  • What you need to know about clearing an HPV infection
  • The high risk associated with HPV31
  • Why HPV testing is recommended at age 25
  • Testing recommendations for each age group
  • Catherine’s tips for making the most of your doctor’s appointment
  • What you need to know about the HPV vaccine
  • Reducing your risk of developing cervical cancer


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Stasha Washburn

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Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach, is the founder of Period Coaching School, international speaker, author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody and Bloody Brilliant Business,

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