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2012-12-07 05:03:45

MPLN converting HPV Testing to Hologic/Gen-Probe APTIMA ASSAY. Maryville, TN (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 MPLN announced today that they will be adopting the Hologic/Gen-Probe APTIMA Human papillomavirus (HPV) assay effective January 2, 2013. This assay will be run on the fully automated high throughput TIGRIS DTS System. “Our goal at MPLN is to offer our clients the most comprehensive experience in molecular diagnostics, and we believe the new Hologic/Gen-Probe APTIMA HPV assay is a...

Human Papillomavirus And Genital Warts
2012-11-23 11:46:29

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unless you have been living in a cave for the past decade, chances are you have heard of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the news or addressed on your favorite medical drama. Even with all of this attention, many are still in the dark as to exactly what HPV is, how it is spread, its potential effects to one´s health, and how to successfully prevent it. To date, there are more than 70 different types of HPV. Of these, certain...

2012-11-02 14:27:46

But treated women still at greater risk of cervical cancer than women not needing treatment Testing women to see if they are cured of HPV (the virus that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer) following treatment for abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix is more effective and cheaper than cytology testing (cervical screening) alone, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. A second study published today, finds that the risk of cervical cancer after treatment and cytological...

Dictionary Series - Health: cancer
2012-10-31 03:58:53

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered that some cancer survivors have been in poorer health the years following the diagnosis of the disease, as opposed to other cancer survivors. In total, 25 percent of cancer survivors have poor physical health while 10 percent have poor metal health; people who have not been diagnosed with cancer have 10 percent poor physical health and 6 percent poor mental health. "We did not have a good sense...

2012-10-18 11:28:48

Screening for cervical cancer was low among women who self-identified as lesbian – a finding that places them at a potentially elevated risk for the disease, according to data presented at the 11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held here Oct. 16-19, 2012. "Despite our knowledge of the value of Pap testing for early detection of treatable cervical abnormalities, lesbians are one subset of women who are not getting screened at...


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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