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2012-07-24 06:36:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Imagine finding out you had a severe stage of cervical cancer. Now imagine that the only reason behind this late diagnosis is your inability to afford an annual doctor checkup. New findings suggest that the lack of insurance is second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,170 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,220 women will die from the disease in 2012. Although incidence and...

2012-07-23 20:37:17

Compared to the general population, HIV-positive women have a high risk of cervical cancer and thus are advised to undergo more frequent screening tests. This creates a burden for HIV-positive patients and the health care system, leading to frequent biopsies, which often do not reveal clinically relevant disease. A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that HIV-positive women may be able to use new methods that can help to safely...

2012-07-23 13:40:23

HIV-infected and uninfected women with normal cervical cytology (Pap test) and a negative test result for oncogenic (tumor inducing) human papillomavirus DNA at study enrollment had a similar risk of cervical pre-cancer and cancer after 5 years of follow-up, according to a study in the July 25 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. Howard D. Strickler, M.D., M.P.H., of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA...

2012-07-23 06:18:17

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Imagine finding out you had a severe stage of cervical cancer. Now imagine that the only reason behind this late diagnosis is your inability to afford an annual doctor checkup. New findings suggest that the lack of insurance is second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,170 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,220 women will die...

2012-07-22 06:20:11

BRONX, N.Y., July 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compared to the general population, HIV-positive women have a high risk of cervical cancer and thus are advised to undergo more frequent screening tests. This creates a burden for HIV-positive patients and the health care system, leading to frequent biopsies, which often do not reveal clinically relevant disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of...

2012-07-19 01:13:18

Most adults say parents should be involved in decision for adolescents to get the vaccination that protects against genital warts, cervical cancer Most U.S. adults support laws that allow teens to get medical care for sexually transmitted infections without parental consent. But when asked about the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), most adults want parents to have the final say on whether their teen or pre-teen gets the shots. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott...

2012-07-18 06:28:16

Most adults say parents should be involved in decision for adolescents to get the vaccination that protects against genital warts, cervical cancer ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most U.S. adults support laws that allow teens to get medical care for sexually transmitted infections without parental consent. But when asked about the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), most adults want parents to have the final say on whether their teen or pre-teen...

2012-07-18 02:25:36

BEDFORD, Mass., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the NVVP (Netherlands Society for Pathology) has approved the use of the Hologic Cervista HPV HR test for detecting human papillomavirus in the Dutch national cervical screening programme.[i]...

2012-07-10 14:07:29

Monitoring the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in Canada requires that data from multiple registries and other data sources be combined. Linking registries can be problematic, however, since they are often managed by unrelated organizations. Privacy legislation may also restrict the sharing of data for such linkages. To address these challenges, Dr. Khaled El-Emam and his team at the CHEO Research Institute have developed a secure protocol that allows the linking of individual patient...

2012-07-09 10:52:05

Study shows evidence of herd protection The HPV vaccine not only has resulted in a decrease in human papillomavirus infection in immunized teens but also in teens who were not immunized. The study is believed to be the first to show a substantial decrease in HPV infection in a community setting as well as herd protection — a decrease in infection rates among unimmunized individuals that occurs when a critical mass of people in a community is immunized against a contagious disease....


Latest cervical cancer Reference Libraries

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

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2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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