If you’ve had an abnormal pap test result, don’t panic. A diagnosis of human papilloma virus (HPV) or cervical dysplasia can sound scary, but it doesn’t mean you have cancer. Instead, think of it as a helpful early-warning notice.
HPV is a very common virus. In some cases, it’s harmless. In other cases, it can cause cervical dysplasia — a condition where some of the cells on your cervix appear abnormal. By identifying those changes now, you have the opportunity to prevent cancer before it even gets started. And prevention is where naturopathic medicine really shines.
Dr. Rachel VandenBerg, ND can help you at any stage of an HPV or cervical dysplasia diagnosis. She’ll explain the meaning of your lab results and talk you through your different options. If you decide to pursue natural solutions, she’ll develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs and lifestyle.
That treatment plan could include: