Items Tagged ‘Cervical Cancer’

October 13th, 2016

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Lesions That Could Cause Cervical Cancer by 50 Percent

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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, is more effective than previously thought. Human papillomaviruses consist of more than 100 different viruses. Some types of HPV cause warts on the hands or […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, JAMA Oncology, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer, vaccine


July 23rd, 2014

HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk

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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 near future. Specifically, the study found that negative HPV tests provided a more reliable assurance that women would not develop cervical cancer within […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, hpv, News, pap, screening, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


February 3rd, 2014

Gardasil Provides Poor Protection in Women Over 18

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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 lesser dysplasia—especially if they were vaccinated after age 18 or had abnormal cytology before vaccination, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. HPV is the […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


September 16th, 2013

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes

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Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive intensive treatment until the last month of life and hospice care is often delayed until the final three […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


June 26th, 2013

Younger Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots

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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 published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


June 11th, 2013

Avastin Improves Outcomes for Women with Advanced Cervical Cancer

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In a Phase III clinical trial, adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy prolonged overall survival among women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer. These results were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Each year in the United States, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, Metastatic/Stage IVB Cervical Cancer, News, Recurrent Cervical Cancer


May 15th, 2013

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death

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People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer compared to people who don’t follow the recommendations, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


April 29th, 2013

HPV Test Appropriate After Indeterminate Pap Test

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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 of tests to detect cancer in individuals who do not have any symptoms of the disease. In general, the primary goal of screening is […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


February 11th, 2013

Cancer Deaths on the Decline

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Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5 percent per year from 2000 to 2009 and […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


October 12th, 2012

Gardasil is Safe, According to Large Study

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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 of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The study was required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as follow-up to the drug’s 2006 approval. […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


August 8th, 2012

HPV Testing Can Predict Risk of Cervical Cancer for Up to 18 Years

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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 Oncology. Each year in the United States, there are more than 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer and more than 4,000 deaths from the […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


May 17th, 2012

Approximately 16% of Worldwide Cancers Caused By Preventable Infections

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Two million cancer cases each year—or roughly 16 percent of cancers worldwide—are the result of preventable and treatable infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C (HCV), according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Oncology.[1] Infections with certain viruses, bacteria, and parasites have been identified as strong risk factors for […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers, Hodgkin's Lymphoma


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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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 body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


March 21st, 2012

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Updated

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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 women between the ages of 30 and 65—a Pap test plus an HPV test every five years. These recommendations were published in […]

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March 7th, 2012

Pap Test Improves Cervical Cancer Outcomes

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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 published in the British Medical Journal. Cancer screening refers to the use of tests to detect cancer in individuals who do not […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer