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2012-01-18 20:04:25

Getting the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine provides an important preventative benefit against cervical cancer, said a gynecologic oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine. "Disease prevention and early detection are key in the battle against cancer," said Dr. Celestine Tung, an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of gynecologic oncology at BCM. "With cervical cancer, now we have a way to prevent it with the HPV vaccine." HPV and...

2011-12-27 19:00:00

Allsup urges women to get screened and vaccinated in 2012. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 Nearly 13,000 American women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2011, and more than 4,000 died from an advanced form of the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, works with hundreds of cancer patients each year, and is raising awareness of the need for screening and preventive...

Dutch Study Shows HPV Tests Improve Cancer Screening
2011-12-16 06:13:06

The results of a 5-year study by Dutch scientists indicate that a DNA test able to detect the virus usually responsible for cervical cancer should be combined with existing smear tests for more thorough preventative care. Researchers at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam reported the results of their study of 45,000 women in The Lancet Oncology this week. They say their data provide the most compelling evidence to-date supporting human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in women over...

2011-12-15 15:10:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Cervista HTA (high throughput automation) system for use with the Company's previously approved Cervista human papillomavirus (HPV) HR...

2011-12-05 13:26:00

The Society Joins ABC News, United Nations Foundation's 'Million Moms Challenge' to Raise Awareness of Cervical Cancer Globally ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although largely preventable through early detection, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women globally, especially in developing countries where more than 85 percent of the estimated 529,800 cervical cancer cases in 2008 occurred. While cervical cancer screening rates have decreased by as...

2011-11-18 07:01:13

Research calls for more personalized approach to smear tests Women's personal testimonies of cervical smear testing in the UK show that their experiences are often far from positive, says a new study from the University of Leicester published today in the international journal Family Practice. The study reveals the stress, anxieties, as well as pain that women can suffer when they undergo the test, which involves taking cells from the cervix using special instruments. Women say that...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

LONDON, November 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the new cobas HPV test from Roche is accepted for the national cervical cancer screening programme in England for use at triage, further research also supports the use of Roche's cobas HPV test in "primary" screening as part of a more sensitive and more efficient strategy in the fight against cervical cancer Data from a sub-analysis of the ATHENA (Addressing THE Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics) landmark study, recently...

2011-11-04 05:58:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new Do-It-Yourself screen for cervical cancer could help prevent the disease in thousands of women who, for a number of reasons, cannot have a smear test. The test, which detects the virus responsible for cervical cancer, was widely accepted by women in the trial and was more effective than the traditional smear test at picking up earliest signs of the disease. The study was led by Professor Attila Lorincz, Queen Mary, University of London and was tested on over...

2011-11-03 03:25:00

Nerissa Oden's free e-book is for anyone who has gotten a bad pap result or has been told that they have cervical dysplasia or anal dysplasia. Itâs for anyone who is concerned about the harmful effects from human papillomavirus (HPV). Most importantly, this e-book gives women and men hope to heal their bodies naturally and overcome the virus. Wimberley, TX (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Vaginal self-sampling for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at home could unveil many cases of cervical...

2011-11-02 08:50:52

A study published today in The Lancet shows how a do-it-yourself screen for cervical cancer could help prevent the disease in thousands of women who, for a number of reasons, cannot have a smear test. The test, which detects the virus responsible for cervical cancer, was widely accepted by women in the trial and was more effective than the traditional smear test at picking up the earliest signs of the disease. The DIY test has the potential to help thousands of women around the world...


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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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