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Tag: Cervical cancer screening

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

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

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

FDA shows greenlight to HPV DNA test for cervical cancer. How will it save lives?

FDA recently approved a DNA-based HPV test for first option in cervical cancer screening. While HPV cannot be treated, early detection of cervix cell changes can save lives.

Life April 28, 2014

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