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Cervical cancer develops from a cell that is abnormal. Abnormal cells can be present for years before one becomes cancerous and multiplies out of control to form a cancerous tumor. Often the initial pre-cancerous abnormalities of cervical cells are caused

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Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?

How blueberries help to kill cancer cells

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.

Cervical ectropion: What you need to know

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, inflamed patch on the outside the cervix. Learn more.

Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus.

How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.

HPV and cancer: Key mechanism may suggest treatment

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have revealed a key aspect behind the mechanism that allows HPV to promote cancer cell survival. This discovery may suggest a better treatment.

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women...

Scientists uncover potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder...

Ovarian cancer drug delivers 'very promising' results in early trial

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Drug that mimics action of folic acid shrinks half of tumours.A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown 'very promising' results in an early clinical trial - shrinking tumours in...

New tech promises easier cervical cancer screening

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.

Surgical menopause: Effects, risks, and outlook

Mon, 29 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman's ovaries are removed, prompting menopause. Learn more about this surgery and its side effects.

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.

Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Cervical cancer is often thought of as a disease that primarily affects young women. Because of this, many older women fail to keep up with appropriate screening as they age.

Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Artificial intelligence - commonly known as A.I. - is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I.

Cancer mortality rates continue to drop, according to national report

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer from the Department of Health and Human Services finds cancer death rates are declining.

First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer.

Parental concerns about sexual activity declining as reason not vaccinating children against HPV: Physicians need to discuss benefits of vaccine

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Concern about sexual activity is declining as a reason parents do not get their daughters the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a research study presented at the Society of...

New drug screening system could help speed development of a cure for HPV

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Scientists have used genetic engineering techniques to develop a new system that could aid identification of potential drug targets and treatments for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection...

HPV vs Pap test for cervical cancer screening: Strong evidence calls for new protocols, say experts

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For many years, cytology has been the established method used for cervical cancer screening.

Cervical cancer subtypes identified

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

An in-depth genomic and molecular analysis of cervical cancer, reported in Nature, reveals potential new therapeutic targets for the disease, which remains one of the leading causes of...

Cervical cancer deaths in the U.S. higher than previously estimated

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new analysis finds that cervical cancer mortality rates in the United States may be higher than previous estimates have suggested.

Why are black men missing from prostate cancer research?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Black men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than other demographics, yet black men are consistently underrepresented in research studies, say researchers from King's College...

Study compares immune response of two vs three doses of HPV vaccine

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In a study published online by JAMA, Ole-Erik Iversen, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Bergen, Norway, and colleagues examined whether human papillomavirus (HPV) type-specific antibody responses...

Women's cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nine out of 10 cervical cancer deaths occur in the developing world. A series of papers published today highlights global disparity and calls for change.

CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fewer shots offer more incentive to prevent HPV cancers.CDC has recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously...