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2008-09-04 21:00:36

By Kate O'Hara Social networking sites have already been targeted to encourage girls to have the jab, which helps protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.Primary care trusts across Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford and Airedale, Sheffield and Hull, will join the rest of the country when they start vaccinating pupils aged 12 and 13 (Year 8) from this week onwards, and around 300,000 girls will receive the jab in England alone.By July...

2008-06-22 00:00:06

Listening to the radio or reading the paper can be depressing. Patients who are not killed by their GP through neglect and ignorance perish from MRSA the moment they enter the hospital door. Of course there are problems but there is also good news. How many times have you read about the new cancer vaccine, which will be given in all schools across the UK in September? There is now a vaccine to protect women from cervical cancer. This cancer kills 15,000 women across Europe every year; 40...

2006-07-24 10:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who smoke cigarettes may have a tougher time clearing a virus linked to cervical cancer from their bodies. At least 70 percent of sexually active women will become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives, Dr. Jill Koshiol of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and colleagues explain in the American Journal of Epidemiology. HPV infection is temporary most of the time, but longer-term infection with high-risk...

2006-07-20 11:21:07

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who become infected with multiple strains of the virus linked to cervical cancer may have a particularly high risk of developing the disease, new research suggests. In a study that followed more than 2,400 Brazilian women, researchers found that those who became infected with more than one type of human papillomavirus (HPV) were far more likely than women infected with one viral strain to develop pre-cancerous changes in the cervix....

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...


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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