Archive

Pap Smear Helps Detect Cervical Cancer

The standard recommendation for the test is once ever three years for women who engage in vaginal intercourse and have a cervix and are aged 21 to 65.
The standard recommendation for the test is once ever three years for women who engage in vaginal intercourse and have a cervix and are aged 21 to 65.
Nuch SaritaVOA Khmer

For Cambodian women aged 15 to 44, the most frequent cancer is cervical. An estimated 4.5 million Cambodian women 15 and older are at risk of developing the disease, and nearly 900 women died in 2008. Nearly four out of five of those could have been saved, a US-based doctor said Thursday.

“Eighty percent could still be alive, had they had pap smear tests done on a regular basis,” Taing Tek Hong, a Florida-based physician, told “Hello VOA.”

In the pap smear test, based on the work of a Greek doctor in the 1940s, “cells from the cervix are examined under the microscope,” he said. “It can detect cancer cells in the early stage, even in the pre-cancer stage.”

Results from the test will show as normal, atypical, low-grade changes, high-grade changes, “squamous cell carcinoma,” or “adenocarcinoma,” he said.

“When the test is abnormal, further tests will be needed to confirm the diagnosis,” he said. “For an early stage or pre-cancer stage, minimally invasive procedures on the cervix can remove the cancer.”

The standard recommendation for the test is once ever three years for women who engage in vaginal intercourse and have a cervix and are aged 21 to 65.

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one
Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Yearlong Political Deadlock Endsi
X
22 July 2014
Cambodia’s political deadlock has ended. For nearly a year, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has refused to join the government, calling for electoral reforms in a system it says was deeply flawed. Following nearly five hours of meetings between top opposition officials and Prime Minister Hun Sen, that deadlock has ended. The two sides finally reached agreement on a formula for selecting the National Election Committee, which the Rescue Party has said was biased toward the ruling Cambodian People’s Party. Hun Sen and Rescue Party President Sam Rainsy emerged from talks Tuesday smiling and shaking hands. “Victory,” Hun Sen told reporters after the meeting. “You can all applaud.” (Heng Reaksmey, Phnom Penh)

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Labor of Love (Movie: That's What I Am)i
X
21 July 2014
You can say, "Every weekend he volunteers at the hospital working with the sick and the dying. It brings him great joy to care for others. It's his 'labor of love' to humanity." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Labor of Love (Movie: That's What I Am)

You can say, "Every weekend he volunteers at the hospital working with the sick and the dying. It brings him great joy to care for others. It's his 'labor of love' to humanity." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
Video

Video Put Stock In (Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)

AT THE MOVIES WITH MANI & MORI - English Learning / American Idioms You can say, "Her history and her patterns have shown that she is not very responsible with money, so I am not going to 'put too much stock in' believing she has changed." What does it mean? Watch here.
Video

Video Thick Skinned [Movie: The Lion King]

You can say, "I find that it's necessary sometimes to be 'thick skinned' to public opinions, some people will like you and some will not … it's just how it is." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
Video

Video Knock Your Socks Off [Movie: Meet The Robinsons]

You can say, "You have to try this new Cambodian restaurant in DC, it's super delicious, it's amazing - one bite of it and it will 'knock your socks off'." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
See more >>>