Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine Prevents Lesions That Could Cause Cervical Cancer by 50 Percent (October 13, 2016)

A recent report published online Sept. 29 in the journal JAMA Oncology suggests that the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer,... Continue Reading

National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (September 9, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer educational programs for national gynecologic cancer awareness month.... Continue Reading

HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk (July 23, 2014)

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute reported that testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most effective way to determine whether a woman is at risk for developing cervical cancer in the... Continue Reading

Gardasil Provides Poor Protection in Women Over 18 (February 3, 2014)

A significant percentage of women vaccinated with Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) may not be protected against high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and... Continue Reading

Younger Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots (June 26, 2013)

Two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil may be just as effective in younger girls (preteens) as the recommended three doses given to older teens, according to the results of a study... Continue Reading

HPV Test Appropriate After Indeterminate Pap Test (April 29, 2013)

Women who have an indeterminate Pap smear should undergo human papillomavirus (HPV) testing rather than another Pap smear, according to the results of Cochrane Review. Cancer screening refers to the use... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Increase in Sex (October 19, 2012)

Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead to increased sexual activity, according to the results of a study published in the journal Vaccine. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted... Continue Reading

Gardasil is Safe, According to Large Study (October 12, 2012)

The HPV vaccine Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus [types 6, 11, 16, 18] recombinant vaccine) was found to be safe, according to the results of a large safety study published in the Archives... Continue Reading

HPV Testing Can Predict Risk of Cervical Cancer for Up to 18 Years (August 8, 2012)

A test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) provides information about a woman’s long-term risk of cervical precancers, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine Reducing Infection among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated (July 16, 2012)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reducing infections of virus strains associated with genital warts and cancer, even among those who remain unvaccinated, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Updated (March 21, 2012)

According to updated recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force, options for cervical cancer screening include a Pap test every three years for women between the ages of 21 and 65, or—for... Continue Reading

Pap Test Improves Cervical Cancer Outcomes (March 7, 2012)

Among women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, the odds of surviving are better when the cancer is detected by Pap testing than when the cancer is detected because of symptoms. These results were... Continue Reading

Cervarix Provides Cross-Protection Against Other Types of HPV (December 5, 2011)

Updated results from a large clinical trial of the HPV vaccine Cervarix® (human papillomavirus bivalent [types 16 and 18] recombinant vaccine) confirm its protection against cervical precancer and cancer... Continue Reading

DES Daughters Have Increased Risk of Cancer (October 18, 2011)

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, women exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) before birth have an increased risk of vaginal cancer, cervical precancers, and breast cancer.... Continue Reading

Study Tracks Global Trends in Breast and Cervical Cancer (September 19, 2011)

A study of trends in breast and cervical cancer in 187 countries reports that worldwide, the number of new breast cancer cases increased from about 641,000 cases in 1980 to 1.6 million cases in 2010. These... Continue Reading

IUDs May Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer (September 16, 2011)

In a combined analysis of several previous studies, women who used intrauterine devices (IUDs) had a 45% reduction in risk of cervical cancer. These results were published in Lancet Oncology. The most... Continue Reading

Repeated HPV Tests Provide Information about Cervical Cancer Risk (September 13, 2011)

Among women over the age of 30 who test positive for a high-risk type of human papillomavirus (HPV) but have no apparent cervical abnormalities, a repeat HPV test two years later provides information about... Continue Reading

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