Please correct your statement about the fact that when a woman has mild dysplasia she has only a few abnormal cells present. Mild dysplasia is a stage of abnormality in the nucleus of the abnormal cell and indicates the severity of the lesion on the cervix not the number of cells present on the cervix. The lesion itself maybe big or small but the cells are mildly abnormal. Additionally you leave out the very important fact that cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease (the HPV virus) in women and that a very important means of protection is to have protected sexual activity espically with multiple partners or outside of marriage.
Laura Keehn, CT(ASCP)