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Laparoscopic Surgery For Cervical Cancer Linked To More Recurrence And Deaths Compared To Open Surgery: Studies

Which surgery option is better for cervical cancer patients? Researchers found that the minimally invasive option actually has higher recurrence and death risks compared to open surgery.

Medicine November 2, 2018

FDA Expands Usage Of HPV Vaccine To Adults Aged 27 To 45

The FDA has approved the HPV vaccine Gardasil to be administered to men and women aged 27 to 45. The vaccine can protect individuals from nine types of HPV that cause certain cancers such as cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal.

Medicine October 7, 2018

Global Review Of 26 Studies Shows HPV Vaccine Is Safe And Effective In Preventing Cervical Cancer

A study has found that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing cervical cancer. The study examined results of previous studies to show that the HPV vaccine doesn't cause serious side effects.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Facebook Suspends Account Of Husband Who Shares Photo Of Dying Wife

After sharing his wife’s cervical cancer story and dying photo, Elliott Lowe’s profile was suspended. He has failed to recover access despite verifying his identity.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2017

Man Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Wife's Cancer Death, Urges Women To Take Smear Test

Elliot Lowe shared the heartbreaking story of his wife's death from cervical cancer to urge women to undergo cervical cancer screening. What is a smear test and how does it help early cancer detection?

Public Health December 24, 2017

IUD May Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk By 30 Percent: Study

Women who use an IUD as birth control device to prevent pregnancy are less likely to develop cervical cancer. Here's how the contraceptive device may influence risk for the disease.

Public Health November 8, 2017

More Than 1 In 5 Adults In America Tainted By High-Risk HPV: How The Virus Serves As Cancer Trap

More than 20 percent of the adults in the United States suffered from a type of high-risk HPV, exposing them to certain cancers. The CDC recommends vaccination for children as a means of prevention.

Public Health April 8, 2017

HPV Vaccine Safe For Pregnant Women, Study Finds

The HPV vaccine Gardasil doesn’t cause major birth defects if administered during pregnancy. The human papillomavirus vaccine is still not recommended for pregnant women, but a new safety study proves it’s OK to get vaccinated while carrying a baby.

Public Health March 30, 2017

HPV vs Pap: Verdict Out On Best Screening Method For Cervical Cancer

Experts have finally decided on the best screening method for cervical cancer. HPV tests check for the presence of the human papillomavirus while pap smear tests work by checking for cell changes in the cervix.

Public Health February 9, 2017

Pre-Cancer Cervical Surgery Associated With Premature, Low Birth Weight Babies

Pre-cancer cervical surgery was associated with premature births and infants with low birth weight. Women suffering from cervical dysplasia who undergo the surgery are advised to wait a period of time before getting pregnant.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

US Cervical Cancer Death Rate Higher Than Thought: Here’s How Women Can Lower Their Cervical Cancer Risk

New data concerning cervical cancer death rates among women in the United States showed that annual deaths caused by the disease have been significantly underrated.

Public Health January 24, 2017

Black Women At Higher Risk Of Dying From Cervical Cancer: Study

A new study suggests that black and older women are more likely to die from the cervical cancer compared to white women. The study was published on Jan. 23 in the journal Cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Fewer, Later Cervical Cancer Screenings May Be Prescribed After Women Get HPV Shots

Got your HPV shots? According to new research, women may undergo cervical cancer screening less frequently and at a later date if they have been vaccinated against the virus.

Public Health October 18, 2016

Vaccine Drops HPV Infection Among US Teens But Immunization Rates Remain Low

Why do rates of HPV vaccination remain low despite the established safety and effectiveness of the shot? One reason could be parental fears of teens having increased sexual activity.

Life February 23, 2016

Advaxis’ Experimental Cancer Immunotherapy Axalimogene Filolisbac Boosts Survival Rates In Cervical Cancer Patients

Advaxis Inc.'s new experimental vaccine was tested by a separate group and was found to prolong metastatic cervical cancer patients' lifespans by one year.

Life September 19, 2015

Vaccine Successfully Reduces Cervical Cancer Risk For Women In Australia

Vaccination reduces the risk of cervical cancer in Australian women. Medical experts suggest that vaccination and regular screening may help detect cervical cancer at an early stage.

Life May 1, 2015

No Link Between HPV Vaccine And Promiscuous Sex, Says Study

The HPV vaccine may introduce the idea of sex early but it does not cause promiscuous behavior, according to researchers.

Life February 10, 2015

Low HPV vaccine rates correlate with high cervical cancer risk

Cervical cancer is less common in states where HPV vaccines are more common, a new study from the University of North Carolina reveals.

Life November 11, 2014

Eight million women in U.S. skip cervical cancer screening in last five years

About 8 million women between 21 and 65 years skipped cervical cancer test in the past five years. Cervical cancer screening is believed to save lives of over 4,500 women in the U.S.

Life November 6, 2014

Avastin approved by FDA to treat late-stage cervical cancer

Avastin cancer drug approved for use in combination with existing chemotherapy drugs. FDA gave drug from Genentec expedited approval.

Life August 17, 2014

Roche Group's Avastin for cervical cancer given priority review status by FDA

FDA approves Avastin for priority review, improves outlook on treatment. Roche Group's Genentech led study on 452 women with recurrent, persistent or metastatic types of cervical cancer.

Life July 16, 2014

Take that, cancer: Immune booster drug getting kudos

New research has found a cancer fighter. Genetically modified T-cells can destroy cancers, a study of women with cervical cancer has shown.

Life June 3, 2014

Cervical cancer rate higher than previously thought, especially among older and black women

Inclusion of women with hysterectomies in cervical cancer studies has made cancer rates seem lower than they really are, researchers say. It's higher than previously believed, notably in older women and black women.

Life May 13, 2014

FDA says yes to HPV test as pap smear alternative

Genetic test as stand-alone cervical cancer screening test get FDA approval. Test approved as alternative to the long-standing Pap smear.

Life April 29, 2014

HPV DNA test for cervical cancer screening receives FDA's thumbs up

Roche's Cobas HPV test will be a new screening option for cervical cancer in women who are at least 25 years old. The genetic test can be used by women alone or with the help of their health service provider.

Life April 25, 2014

FDA approves HPV test to replace pap smear for cervical cancer detection

An advisory panel of the Food and Drug administration (FDA) has given its approval on an HPV test that can be used to replace Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer in women who are 25 years old and over.

Life March 14, 2014

2 doses of HPV vaccine enough to protect girls from genital warts

A new study shows just two doses of the drug HPV vaccine, which is taken by young women around the world, provide nearly as much protection from cervical cancer as three. Researchers also concluded more American women should be taking the drug, driving sales for manufacturers. But, who funded the study?

Life February 15, 2014

A simple blood test can detect cervical cancer, study claims

A new study indicates that cervical cancer can be detected by a simple blood test.

Life January 13, 2014

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