Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention 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


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


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


October 19th, 2012

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Increase in Sex

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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 infection in the United States. There are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Some types of HPV cause warts on the hands […]

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Tags: News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


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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July 16th, 2012

HPV Vaccine Reducing Infection among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

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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 in Pediatrics. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are more than 100 different strains of HPV. Some […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, News, Screening/Prevention Anal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


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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December 5th, 2011

Cervarix Provides Cross-Protection Against Other Types of HPV

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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 and also provide evidence of cross-protection against other high-risk types of HPV. These results were published in Lancet Oncology. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) consist of more than 100 […]

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October 18th, 2011

DES Daughters Have Increased Risk of Cancer

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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. These women also have an increased risk for a wide range of reproductive problems. Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, General Vaginal Cancer, Health and Wellness, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer, Vaginal Cancer


September 19th, 2011

Study Tracks Global Trends in Breast and Cervical Cancer

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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 results were published in The Lancet. Among women in the United States, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed […]

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