Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Updated (03-21-2012)

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 women between the ages of 30 and 65—a Pap test... Continue Reading

Pap Test Improves Cervical Cancer Outcomes (03-7-2012)

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 published in the British Medical Journal. Cancer... Continue Reading

Cervarix Provides Cross-Protection Against Other Types of HPV (12-5-2011)

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 and also provide evidence of cross-protection... Continue Reading

DES Daughters Have Increased Risk of Cancer (10-18-2011)

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. These women also have an increased risk for... Continue Reading

Study Tracks Global Trends in Breast and Cervical Cancer (09-19-2011)

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 results were published in The Lancet. Among women... Continue Reading

IUDs May Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer (09-16-2011)

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 important cause of cervical cancer is infection with... Continue Reading

Repeated HPV Tests Provide Information about Cervical Cancer Risk (09-13-2011)

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 cervical cancer risk: women with an HPV infection... Continue Reading

Many Teens Not Vaccinated Against HPV (09-1-2011)

Only about half of US teen girls have been vaccinated against the forms of human papillomavirus (HPV) that are associated with cervical cancer. These findings were recently reported in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

HPV Test Outperforms Pap Test for Detecting Cervical Abnormalities (05-25-2011)

A test for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is better than the Pap test at detecting cervical cancer. In addition, conducting cervical cancer screening every three years (rather than every year) appears to be safe for women with normal results... Continue Reading

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