Gynpad, A New Way of Early Cervical Cancer Detection

Gynpad is a new method to detect the presence of the HPV virus which causes cervical cancer. This method is claimed to be more practical than other cervical cancer screening tests because it can be done at home.

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that attacks the cells in the cervix, which is the part that is located between the uterus and the vagina. The cause of this cancer is still not known with certainty, but there are several factors that can increase the risk of cervical cancer, and one of them is HPV infection.


Gynpad, a new way to detect cervical cancer early 

HPV (human papillomavirus) infection generally does not cause symptoms so that the sufferer is often not aware of it. Therefore, cervical examination through the HPV test is important to detect cervical cancer early.

Types of Screening to Prevent Cervical Cancer

To detect HPV infection that can cause cervical cancer, there are several tests that can be done, including:

  • Pap smear, through taking and examining cervical cell samples
  • IVA test (visual inspection of acetic acid), through the use of a special liquid acetic acid that is dripped on the genital area
  • HPV-DNA test, uses PCR to detect genetic elements of the HPV virus that can trigger cervical cancer
  • HPV screening or screening should be done routinely at least once in 3 years for women aged 21-29 years and once every 5 years for women aged 30-65 years.

However, now the HPV test can also be done independently at home, namely with Gynpad.

Gynpad for Cervical Cancer Early Detection

Gynpad is a new breakthrough for screening or early detection of cervical cancer using the swab method. The shape of the Gynpad resembles a pantyliner which is equipped with a pad and filter in the middle to collect cervical cell samples.

It is very easy to use and can be done independently at home, by only wearing the Gynpad for approximately 8-10 hours. After that, remove the filter and send it to the laboratory for inspection. The test results are usually available within 10 days.

According to the research, cervical cell sampling using Gynpad has a fairly high level of accuracy, namely 83%. In fact, a study shows that independent sampling can detect more strains of the HPV virus when compared to a Pap smear.

This is the reason why Gynpad is one of the recommended ways to detect cervical cancer early. If you want to know more about Gynpad and how to use it, don't hesitate to consult a doctor.

In addition to early detection with Gynpad, you are also advised to prevent cervical cancer by undergoing HPV vaccination. Also avoid having risky sex, that is, changing sexual partners and not wearing condoms.

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