Medicinal Herbs to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Don't panic at the news of an abnormal pap test.

Stacks of flat squamous cells (above) make up the epithelium, or outer layer of the cervix. Small changes in these cells won’t necessarily develop into dysplasia, but may be a warning sign. Moderate to severe dysplasia indicates elevated numbers of abnormal epithelial cells. In severe dysplasia, abnormal cells extend through ­ two-thirds of the ­epithelium. When the disease progresses to cancer, abnormal cells exist throughout the thickness of the epithelium and can spread.