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2006-06-29 10:22:51

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be a useful first step for cervical cancer screening in women younger than 35 years, preliminary findings indicate. Testing for HPV is better than standard cell testing at picking up pre-cancerous changes, but it is also more likely to yield false results. This is particularly true among young women, where there is a higher rate of infection, Dr. Guglielmo Ronco explained in comments to Reuters...

2006-06-20 07:14:25

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An operation called radical vaginal trachelectomy is an effective treatment for early cervical cancer that allows women to become pregnant later on, according to a report in the medical journal BJOG. Cervical cancer is a common cancer among women, strongly related to infection with certain types of human papilloma virus or HPV. Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine to target four of the HPV types commonly linked...

2006-04-28 14:45:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK -- For women who've previously had a preterm delivery, having sex during early pregnancy does not affect the likelihood of having another preterm birth, new research shows. Cutting back on physical activity, including sexual intercourse, during pregnancy is often recommended to prevent or treat preterm labor symptoms, note the authors of the study in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. Women with a prior preterm birth are known to be at increased...

2006-04-12 10:27:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescents girls with abnormal screening Pap test results should be treated less aggressively than adult women, a committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends in a report published this month in the college's journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology. In many cases, the authors write, monitoring is more appropriate than more invasive treatment given that early cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) -- a type of...

2006-04-07 14:17:07

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cigarette smoking increases a woman's risk of developing cancer of the cervix, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked per day and with the younger the age at which smoking began, according to a new report. Researchers with the International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer evaluated data from 23 studies on the effects of smoking on cervical cancer risk, involving 23,017 women who were...

2006-02-10 08:06:39

LONDON (Reuters) - Treatments to remove or destroy abnormal cells to prevent cervical cancer can cause problems during pregnancy, researchers said on Friday. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Screening programmes to pick up pre-cancerous cells have helped to reduced the incidence of the illness. But scientists who reviewed 27 studies into treatments for unhealthy cells on the cervix found the techniques can increase the risk of pre-term delivery, low birth...

2005-11-16 17:32:05

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - While women in most Western countries are regularly screened for cervical cancer, just two health clinic visits in a lifetime should halve the cancer risk for women in developing regions, a study showed on Wednesday. The finding "adds strong support to changing the long-standing perception that screening will be too difficult to implement and sustain in the world's poorest countries," said Sue Goldie, who led the study published in The New England...

2005-11-16 17:30:00

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - While women in most Western countries are regularly screened for cervical cancer, just two health clinic visits in a lifetime should halve the cancer risk for women in developing regions, a study showed on Wednesday. The finding "adds strong support to changing the long-standing perception that screening will be too difficult to implement and sustain in the world's poorest countries," said Sue Goldie, who led the study published in The New England Journal of...

2004-11-25 09:00:13

THE silent killer cervical cancer may soon be eradicated by a revolutionary new treatment gel designed to end the misery of surgery for thousands of women every year. A remarkable scientific breakthrough announced yesterday has produced a substance that tests show can provoke cancer cells to "commit suicide". Further tests are still required before the gel becomes available, but last night Cancer Research UK said the advance was another step towards making cervical cancer a thing of the...


Latest Cervix 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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