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01 Oct

HPV Vaccination Significantly Reduces A Woman's Risk Of Cervical Cancer, New Study Finds.

Women vaccinated before age 17 have an 88% lower risk of the disease, researchers say.

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30 Sep
HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds.

Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young Swedish women, those who'd gotten the HPV vaccine wer...

30 Jul
American Cancer Society Recommends HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society Recommends HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening

An updated guideline from the American Cancer Society calls for more simplified cervical cancer screening, administered less often.

The new guideline calls for an initial cervix screening at age 25, followed by the human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years, co...

30 Jul
Gynecological Cancers Not a Risk for Severe COVID-19: Study

Gynecological Cancers Not a Risk for Severe COVID-19: Study

Despite rampant fears that cancer patients are at higher risk of having severe cases of COVID-19, a new study suggests gynecologic cancers do not boost the chances of hospitalization or death.

"Our study should be reassuring for women with gynecologic cancers who are...

14 Feb
More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

If you need more than two hands to count the number of lovers you've had in your life, new research suggests you might want to worry about your cancer risk.

People who have had 10 or more sexual partners had higher odds of being diagnosed ...

10 Feb
One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer

A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works as well as multiple doses to protect older teen girls against preinvasive cervical disease, which can develop into cervical cancer, researchers say.

For the study, the researchers analyzed data on more th...

03 Feb
Cervical Cancer Could All But Disappear in North America by 2040

Cervical Cancer Could All But Disappear in North America by 2040

Vaccination and screening could nearly wipe out cervical cancer in North America in the next 20 years and rid the world of the disease within the next century, researchers say.

In a new study, the researchers assessed the potential impacts of the World Health Organiz...

08 Jan
Progress Against Lung Cancer Fuels Record Drop in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Progress Against Lung Cancer Fuels Record Drop in U.S. Cancer Deaths

A 29% drop in U.S. cancer deaths between 1991 and 2017 was driven by declines in deaths from four major cancers -- lung, colon, breast and prostate, according to the latest American Cancer Society (ACS) annual report.

Cancer deaths in the United States fell 2.2&#...

06 Jan
Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Many American teen girls and young women under the age of 21 are undergoing pelvic exams and Pap tests they just don't need, a new study finds.

"Parents of adolescents and young women should be aware that cervical cancer screening is not recommended routinely in th...

27 Dec
Could 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

Could 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

In a finding that might make the HPV vaccine more palatable to many, new research suggests a single dose may provide just as much protection from cervical cancer as the recommended two to three doses do.

"The vaccine is extremely effective, and can prevent over 90...

18 Nov
Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found -- the vaccine is safe.

The two studies included millions of doses of Gardasil 9 vaccine, the only vaccin...

08 Nov
Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates

Self-Testing for Cervical Cancer Increases Screening Rates

Mailing self-sampling kits to test for the cervical cancer-causing virus HPV significantly increased screening rates for the cancer, according to a new study.

The research included nearly 20,000 women in the Kaiser Permanente Washington (state) system who hadn't been...

16 Oct
Aging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer Surge

Aging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer Surge

Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 -- but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely to make the surge even larger.

That's the conclusion from the new edition of the Cancer Atlas, unveiled We...

16 Sep
Where Women's Health Clinics Close, Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worsen

Where Women's Health Clinics Close, Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worsen

As government funding dried up and many women's health clinics across America closed, cervical cancer screening rates fell and deaths from the disease rose, a new report shows.

Nearly 100 women's health clinics in the United States closed between 2010 and 2013, resea...

16 Sep
Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV, Survey Finds

Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV, Survey Finds

Among Americans aged 18 to 26, two-thirds of men and one-third of women still do not know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer, a new survey finds.

The survey findings also showed that more than 70% of American adults don't ...

10 Sep
Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

The United States could be approaching a state of herd immunity against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus linked to several cancers.

Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according to a Sept. 10 repor...

22 Aug
HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has Stalled

HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has Stalled

While there's been a slight uptick in the number of American boys who get the HPV vaccine to help prevent certain cancers, a new study finds there's been almost no increase for girls.

And overall, too few kids are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Garda...

26 Jun
Big Decline Seen in Use of Annual Pelvic Exam by Young Women

Big Decline Seen in Use of Annual Pelvic Exam by Young Women

Young women are far less likely now to get an annual pelvic exam than they were in decades past, a new report finds.

In 1988, about 42% of those aged 15 to 20 got the standard gynecologic exam, but by 2017 that number had dropped by half, to just under 22%, ...

23 Apr
Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

A type of cervical cancer that's less sensitive to Pap testing is increasing among white women in the United States, new research shows.

An overall decline in cervical cancer rates in recent decades has been driven by decreases in squamous cell carcinomas. Most of th...

18 Apr
HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new government report shows.

The number of these precancerous lesions detected during screening went down from an es...

08 Apr
More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago, cervical cancer cases in young Scottish women have plummeted, a new study reports.

HPV is one of the m...

26 Feb
Cervical 'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer Risk

Cervical 'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer Risk

The community of bacteria or "microbiome" in a woman's cervix might be a harbinger of her risk for cervical cancer, a new study suggests.

For the study, researchers used genetic analysis to identify bacteria present in samples from 144 Tanzanian women who had cervica...

21 Feb
Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims.

HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most cases of cervical cancer, and the researchers...

21 Feb
HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend.

That's the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tes...

28 Jan
Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine

Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine

HPV vaccination rates for younger American adolescents are alarmingly low, researchers say.

"While we have seen gains in HPV vaccination coverage, we are still falling behind at the younger ages," said study lead author Robert Bednarczyk. He'sassistant professor of g...

15 Jan
Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year -- even though there's a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease early.

"When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable," said Dr. Sarah Ramirez, a family medicine ph...

10 Jan
AI Beats Humans at Detecting Cervical Precancers

AI Beats Humans at Detecting Cervical Precancers

Many women in developing countries lack access to advanced screening for cervical cancer. But researchers say a new "AI" technique might help.

The technique relies on photos and computer artificial intelligence to identify changes that may lead to cervical cancer.

08 Jan
U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study reveals.

Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27 percent. In real numbers, that's almost 2.6 m...

08 Jan
Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is "unacceptably low," researchers say.

In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date with c...

06 Nov
HPV Vaccination Rates Continue to Lag in U.S.

HPV Vaccination Rates Continue to Lag in U.S.

HPV vaccination rates are still too low to cut cervical cancer cases as much as is possible in the United States, a new report warns.

While HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination has increased in recent years, rates remain well below the federal government's Healthy ...

02 Nov
How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?

Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test.

The DNA-based HPV test is highly...

01 Nov
Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find

Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find

Surgeons have long turned to a minimally invasive means of hysterectomy when treating early stage cervical cancer.

However, two new studies could change all that. Both found the approach was linked to a higher rate of cancer recurrence, plus worse long-term surviva...

23 Aug
HPV Vaccination Rates Rising Among U.S. Teens

HPV Vaccination Rates Rising Among U.S. Teens

HPV vaccination rates continue to climb in the United States, jumping a full 5 percentage points between 2016 and 2017, a new government report shows.

Nearly 66 percent of boys and girls aged 13 to 17 received the first dose in the vaccine series in 2017, according t...

21 Aug
HPV Test May Replace Pap for Some Women, New Guidelines Say

HPV Test May Replace Pap for Some Women, New Guidelines Say

The Pap smear has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, but an expert panel now says the HPV (human papillomavirus) test is also an option for women over 30.

These women now have three choices under new recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventi...

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