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  • Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?

  • Antiviral Treatments Reduce Cancer Risk for HIV Patients

  • No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study

  • Harms of Banned Pregnancy Drug Linger for Decades in Daughters

  • Why More Teens Aren't Getting Protection Against Common STD

  • Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Just Cervical Cancer?

  • 'Moderate' Precancerous Cervical Lesions May Not Need Treatment: Study

  • Health Tip: Learn About Cervical Cancer

  • 5 Things You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

  • Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?

  • IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

  • Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men
    Risk of head and neck tumors tied to HPV infection jumps to 15 percent for this group, study finds

  • HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
    Analysis of millions of recipients finds no link to 44 different illnesses

  • Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters
    Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

  • FDA OKs First 'Biosimilar' Drug to Fight Cancer
    New biologic could help drive down the cost of care, agency says

  • HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel
    New advisory says women can get the screen once every 5 years, in lieu of Pap tests every 3 years

  • HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It
    'Herd immunity' effect shows U.S. females now less likely to contract the cancer-causing virus

  • Health Tip: Getting the HPV Vaccine
    Who should get it, and at what age

  • Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports
    Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

  • Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings
    Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies

  • More Cancers Caught Early Since Obamacare
    Access to screening likely behind the boost, cancer experts say

  • Cervical Cancer May Leave Lasting Imprint on Survivors
    Some symptoms, such as fatigue and insomnia, are still a problem long after treatment

  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings
    Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

  • 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Under 60 Carry HPV
    But vaccine should turn the tide against virus that can cause cancer, sexual health expert says

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers
    Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

  • Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health
    Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

  • Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA
    Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

  • HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test
    Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

  • U.S. Deaths From Cervical Cancer May Be Underestimated
    Rates rose when latest study excluded women who'd already undergone hysterectomy

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too
    There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

  • HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study
    Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

  • 1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid
    Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers

  • HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.
    Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says

  • Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise
    Fewer vaccinated young women had abnormalities tied to cervical cancer

  • Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer
    But study found just 30 minutes of exercise a week might lower chances of disease

  • Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study
    Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

  • Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented: FDA
    Routine screening and vaccination are key to protecting women against the disease, experts say

  • More Cervical Cancers Caught Early Among Young Women Since Obamacare
    Researchers suggest provision allowing young adults to stay on parents' insurance linked to more screening

  • Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

  • Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
    But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

  • HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
    But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

  • Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care
    Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

  • Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35
    Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

  • 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
    Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

  • HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males
    But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

  • Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC
    These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
    Protection may go beyond cervical infection

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks
    Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

  • Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
    Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

  • FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains
    Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of the virus, compared to the 4 covered by Gardasil

  • Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV
    Virus can lead to cervical cancer

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study
    Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

  • 11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years
    CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

  • Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial
    Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

  • Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
    It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

  • HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study
    Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens

  • Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer
    More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

  • Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC
    Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

  • Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
    HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

  • Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
    Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
    Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

  • HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
    Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

  • Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State
    Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

  • Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer
    Therapy shows promise in small trial, but side effects were often severe

  • U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought
    Rates highest in women 65 to 69, and black women, say researchers using revised data

  • FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer
    Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report
    Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

  • For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters
    Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

  • FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear
    Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening

  • Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer
    Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
    Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

  • Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers
    Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

  • Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
    But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

  • President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine
    It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It
    Family physicians in particular could play larger role in recommending vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, study suggests

  • Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death
    Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study
    Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond

  • Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

  • Many Women Receive Unnecessary Pap Tests, Study Finds
    Cervical cancer screening isn't usually recommended after hysterectomy or for women over 65

  • Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
    Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
    Results concern researchers who say cervical cancer cases due to the virus are high in the South

  • Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer
    Researchers found women who only got 1 of 3 recommended Cervarix doses still showed immune response 4 years later

  • Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test, Study Suggests
    Screening offered greater protection against cervical cancer three years after either test was given

  • HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study
    Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

  • Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds
    Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say

  • Cervical Cancer Overlooked in Less-Developed Nations: Study
    Efforts to improve women's reproductive health need broadening, researchers say

  • Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

  • HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study
    Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

  • Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study
    Too few vaccines recommended, and too many cervical cancer tests done, survey finds

  • HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
    Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

  • Avastin May Boost Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer: Study
    Women who got the drug plus standard chemo lived about 4 months longer on average

  • Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says
    White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests
    Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

  • Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study
    Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

  • New Pap Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Cancer in Young Women: Study
    One cancer can cause problems in less than two years, but recommended screening is now every three years

  • Avastin May Help Boost Survival With Aggressive Cervical Cancer: Study
    Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months longer on average, but side effects were an issue

  • How Cervical Cancer Vaccines Came to Be
    Research started in the late 1990s, first vaccine approved in 2006

  • Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
    Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

  • Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report
    Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

  • Younger Women Start to Follow Pap Test Guidelines: CDC
    But too many still get screened for cervical cancer after hysterectomy, report says

  • Clearing Up the Confusion on When to Get a Pap Test
    An annual screen is no longer recommended in updated guidelines

  • For One Woman, HPV Vaccine Was a 'No-Brainer'
    Deb McAlister got the shot for her two granddaughters to shield them from cervical cancer

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • 'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests
    The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

  • Less Frequent Pap Tests Safe for Most Women, Ob/Gyn Group Says
    New guidelines recommend cervical cancer screening every 3 to 5 years

  • Many Lesbians Not Screened for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds
    Improved doctor-patient communication is key to expanding Pap testing, researchers say

  • Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
    Study findings illustrate disease's burden 'quite starkly,' author says

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • Experimental Vaccine Might Help Women Already Infected With HPV
    Small study found it spurred an immune response in women who had precancerous cervical lesions

  • Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics
    But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

  • Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC
    Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

  • Cervical Disease Treatment Not Linked to Premature Birth Risk
    Findings counter previous research, U.K. study says

  • Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports
    Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Long-Term: Study
    Finding lends support to current guidelines combining tests among women over 30

  • Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams
    Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

  • Women With HIV May Not Have Higher Cervical Cancer Risk: Study
    They had similar Pap, biopsy results to women not infected with virus

  • Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance
    Study found lack of coverage predicted more advanced disease

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030
    Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

  • Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study
    Stomach, liver and cervical malignancies top the list

  • U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
    However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report
    But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

  • HPV-Related Head, Neck Cancers on the Rise
    However, incidence decreased for younger blacks, analysis finds

  • HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
    This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

  • HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions
    Study suggests immunization can reduce their risk for cervical disease later on

  • Most Anal Lesions Don't Cause Cancer in Men, Research Shows
    But the HPV infection that precedes anal cancer is common in gay, bisexual men, analysis indicates

  • Most Women Need Pap Test Only Every 3 Years: U.S. Panel
    Decreased frequency saves as many lives as annual screenings with half the number of biopsies

  • Regular Pap Smear Boosts Cervical Cancer Survival: Study
    Screening is important even after HPV vaccine, experts say

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study
    This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

  • Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
    Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC
    National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

  • Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer
    Regular Pap tests, HPV vaccine go a long way in warding off the disease, experts say

  • Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs
    Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates
    It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

  • HPV Test Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier Than Pap Smear: Study
    Viral screen better at catching precancerous lesions in women over 30, Dutch researchers found

  • Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
    Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

  • More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC
    Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer
    Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

  • Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study
    The HPV self-test is good alternative to Pap smears for women in poor regions of the world, expert says

  • U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys
    The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies

  • Rise in Vulvar Precancers Leads to New Guidelines
    Fourfold increase in three decades especially prevalent among women in 40s, experts say

  • U.S. Cancer Groups Release Their Own Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
    They say HPV blood test should supplant Pap smear in some cases, while task force says merits of newer test still unclear

  • HPV-Linked Oral Cancers on the Rise, Study Finds
    Oral sex may be means of tumor-causing virus transmission in many cases, experts say

  • The War on Cancer Continues
    Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

  • Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds
    More cases being seen in developing countries among younger women

  • Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
    Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

  • IUDs May Lower Women's Risk for Cervical Cancer: Study
    Intrauterine contraceptive device appears to prevent progression of HPV to cervical cancer, researchers say

  • Two Doses of HPV Vaccine May Work as Well as Three
    U.S. government researchers find fewer shots offer just as much protection against cervical cancer.

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports
    Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

  • HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear
    Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

  • Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study
    Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

  • HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'
    Australian study found fewer high-grade cervical abnormalities in teens, but more research needed

  • Many Women Can Have Cervical Cancer Test Every 3 Years: Study
    Can forgo yearly Pap smear if they also test negative on HPV test, research suggests

  • MRIs Can Tell Endometrial, Cervical Cancer Apart: Study
    In about 3 percent of cases, biopsies fail to do so, researchers say

  • After Treatment for Precancerous Cervical Lesions, Risk Drops to Normal for Some
    Women can resume regular screening schedule after 3 'all clear' test results, study finds

  • U.S. Reports Drop in AIDS-Related Cancers
    Improvement linked to advent of antiretroviral drugs, researchers say

  • Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective
    Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

  • Does Stress Reduction Benefit Cancer Patients' Health?
    Researchers explore whether psychological services thwart chromosomal changes

  • HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
    Researchers don't know if vaccine to prevent cervical cancer would work for lung cancer

  • Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study
    Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

  • Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals
    The more sex partners, the more likely a man will have the cancer-linked virus, research shows

  • Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer
    Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

  • U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report
    Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

  • Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
    Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

  • Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests
    Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

  • Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens
    Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

  • Mixed Report on Women's Health Research
    Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

  • Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer
    Japanese who developed a cancer after atomic bomb blast at high risk of developing another, study finds

  • New Study Finds HPV Vaccine Protects Against Genital Warts
    Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

  • Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer
    Odds for squamous cell carcinoma seem to rise when the virus is present, but more research needed

  • Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region
    But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

  • Lymphoma Survivors Often Miss Out on Follow-Up
    Many aren't being screened for later cancers, study finds

  • Most Doctors Giving Pap Test Too Often
    But that doesn't mean women should skip gynecological exam, experts say

  • Mouth Cancer Prognosis Improves When Cervical Cancer Virus Involved
    Finding HPV in tumor meant lower death rates in those with cancer at back of the mouth, study finds

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear for Cancer Screening
    Newer method better at detecting precancerous lesions, research shows

  • Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans
    Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

  • New Prostate Cancer Guidelines Aim to Empower the Patient
    Diagnostic test not infallible, can lead to unneeded treatments with unwanted side effects

  • Dolphins May Warn of Health Risks in Humans
    Ecological, physiological similarities provide basis for insights, expert says

  • Should HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?
    Italian researchers urge a change in test for cervical cancer, but U.S. experts are mixed

  • New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released
    Changes reflect H1N1 recommendations, suggest HPV vaccine for boys

  • Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years
    Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

  • Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused
    But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer
    Experts urge first screen at 21, then once every 2 years or more, not annually

  • Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings
    Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

  • Breast Cancer Drugs May Fight Cervical Cancer, Too
    Study in mice reports success with drugs that inhibit estrogen

  • New HPV Vaccine Might Stop Vulvar Cancer in its Tracks
    Working differently than Gardasil, Cervarix, it targets inside of virus, study shows

  • Health Tip: Getting a Pap Test
    Who needs one and when

  • Doctors Overprescribing the Pap Test
    Many ignore guidelines, recommend screening to women at low risk, survey shows

  • Old, New Pap Methods Equally Good, Dutch Study Finds
    But U.S. expert predicts 'major change' in testing methods in a few years

  • HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots
    Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

  • Cervarix Approved to Help Prevent Cervical Cancer
    Vaccine blocks strains of human papilloma virus

  • Fewer Genital Warts Thanks to HPV Vaccine Program
    Australia sees a drop in cases following free Gardasil shots, researchers say

  • Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients
    Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

  • Researchers Propose Improved Cervical Cancer Screening
    New method uses risk estimation to guide management, experts say

  • For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
    Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

  • FDA Panel Backs Giving HPV Vaccine Gardasil to Young Males
    The advisors also recommend approval of second HPV vaccine, Cervarix, to prevent cervical cancer

  • HPV Vaccine Could Prevent Many Penile Cancers
    Nearly half of the tumors are caused by strains covered by the shot, study finds

  • Better Pap Smear Follow-Up Needed Among Lower-Income Women
    Disparities seen in screening rates, appropriate care in Canadian study

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Seems Safe
    Fainting most common adverse event with Gardasil, study finds

  • Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young
    Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

  • Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk
    Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

  • Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
    Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines

  • Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests
    British study supports raising age for screening, which U.S. is pondering

  • New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine
    Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

  • New Technique May Improve Early Cervical Cancer Treatment
    Modified hysterectomy method could boost survival, German study shows

  • New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers
    Once-promising ovarian cancer test loses luster, but new breast tumor treatments called 'exciting'

  • Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds

  • Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors
    In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

  • Prior Cervical Dysplasia May Boost Cancer's Return
    Women over 40 with history of the condition at greater risk, study concludes

  • Don't Lower Age for Cervical Cancer Test, Study Urges
    Researchers say older women need screening as much as younger ones

  • First DNA Tests for HPV Approved
    The virus associated with most cases of cervical cancer

  • One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line
    Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

  • Genes Help Cancer-Linked Viruses Elude Immune System
    Pathogens such as HPV tweak their DNA to escape detection, study suggests

  • Get to Know the Pap Test
    Experts offer women 6 key facts about the lifesaving screening

  • Minorities Distrust Medical System More
    Study finds levels of skepticism correlate with lower cancer screening rates

  • Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine
    Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

  • More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
    Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

  • Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection
    Two extra steps improve results, study finds

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated
    Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

  • U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually
    Most frequent tumor sites were cervix, head and neck, government study finds

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Called Safe
    CDC found no heightened risk of blood clots, other conditions with Gardasil

  • New MRI Puts Cervical Cancer Into Focus
    The high-tech approach outlines extent of disease, guides treatment, experts say

  • Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets
    Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

  • 25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV
    It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

  • Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

  • Gardasil Approved for Additional Uses
    To help protect women against two more cancers

  • HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate
    But the overall risk for these events is still extremely low, experts note

  • Health Tip: Prepare for a Pap Test
    Help prevent an inaccurate result

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Worth the Cost: Study
    But authors admit the data is sketchy and the shot proves more expensive for older women

  • Method for Treating Cervical Lesions May Pose Pregnancy Risks
    Some experts say the procedure should be reserved for high-grade abnormalities

  • Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine
    Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child was aged 9 to 12

  • Cervical Cancer Screens Effective But More Can Be Done
    Women who don't have timely tests 5 times more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer
    Ways to help lower your risk

  • Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow
    Doctors step up efforts to vaccinate young women against virus that causes the disease

  • New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice
    It might cover all types of HPV and be given as a nasal spray, researchers say

  • Topical Cream Treats Precancerous Lesions of Vulva
    Researchers note invasive surgery is currently the most common treatment

  • Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer
    Here are tests you should have

  • DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears
    Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions

  • Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers
    Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

  • Daily Stress May Raise Women's Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Researchers find chronic worry impairs immune response to cancer-causing virus

  • Low-Income Women's Cancer Screenings Cost Effective: Report
    Total cost about $555, government analysis shows.

  • Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007
    12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports

  • Pill Poses Little Cervical Cancer Risk
    And women's risk gets even smaller 10 years after stopping the drug, researchers say

  • Precancerous Lesions Raise Cervical Cancer Risk
    Study finding may lead to changes in recommendations for Pap tests

  • HPV Test Bests Pap Smear in Studies
    Experts debate whether it's time to change cervical cancer screening practices

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

  • Gene-Based Screen Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier
    It could lengthen the time needed between tests, researchers say

  • 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study
    They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

  • Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk For Cervical Cancer?
    Here are common risk factors

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccines Won't Fight Existing HPV Infection
    Study bolsters recommendation that shot be given before onset of sexual activity

  • CDC's 'Preteen Vaccine' Campaign Aimed at Parents
    It explains what shots are needed for 11- and 12-year-olds

  • No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA
    The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

  • Health Tip: Positive Pap Results
    What could they mean?

  • New Test Identifies More Cervical Cancers
    But one expert wonders if it would be cost-effective

  • Stirrups-Free Pap Smear May Be a Welcome Option
    Study finds no difference in results when feet remain on examination table

  • Experts Debate Giving HPV Vaccine to Boys
    Spread of the virus linked to cervical cancer can harm them, too

  • Gardasil Guards Against Vaginal, Vulval Cancers
    Researchers found cervical cancer vaccine reduced risk of lesions by 49%

  • Studies Support Cervical Cancer Vaccine's Effectiveness in Young Girls
    And another trial pinpoints HPV as prime cause of throat cancer

  • Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers
    Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

  • Cancer Vaccines Are Proving Their Mettle
    Shots for pancreas, head-and-neck and cervical tumors appear effective, studies find

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Continues to Spark Debate
    Most agree that Gardasil is effective, but should its use be compulsory?

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Women Carries Cervical Cancer Virus
    CDC numbers reinforce need for early vaccination against HPV, experts say

  • States Report Progress in Combating Cervical Cancer
    But racial and economic disparities remain, survey finds

  • Rising Number of Uninsured Tops Health News for 2006
    Worries about food safety, antidepressants and stents also made headlines

  • A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited
    But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

  • Smoking, High HPV Levels Could Spell Cervical Cancer
    Study finds two factors boost risk of precancerous lesions

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear for Women Over 40
    It's a better cervical cancer screen, research suggests

  • U.S. Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls
    11- and 12-year-olds would be routinely inoculated against virus that causes the disease

  • Condoms Protect Against Cervical Cancer
    They reduce risk posed by human papilloma virus, the cause of the disease, study finds

  • Hycamtin Combination Approved for Advanced Cervical Cancer
    Extended survival by nearly 3 months

  • FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    Experts hail immunization as breakthrough for women worldwide

  • HPV Vaccine Prevents Leading Cause of Cervical Cancer
    But doesn't end need for Pap testing, FDA warns

  • HPV Test Finds More Precancerous Lesions Than Pap Smears
    But there's still no screening test that catches all potential cancers, expert says

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Protects Against Vaginal Cancers
    Researchers at ASCO report that Gardasil was almost totally effective against pre-cancerous lesions

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gets FDA Panel's OK
    Advisory committee recommends agency approve Gardasil

  • Health Tip: Why You Need a Yearly Pap Test
    It can detect early cervical cancer

  • Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away
    Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

  • Test Points to Aggressive Cervical Cancer
    High tumor glucose uptake means poorer survival, researchers say

  • HPV Test Best for Detecting Cervical Cancer
    Virus-spotting exam is more accurate than Pap smear, study says

  • Imaging System Helps Detect Cervical Pre-Cancer
    For women who have abnormal Pap test

  • Surgeries to Remove Precancerous Cervical Lesions Raise Obstetric Risks
    One expert believes doctors should return to older, safer method

  • Researchers Report Big Gains Against Cervical Cancer
    Death rates are down, and an experimental vaccine holds great promise

  • Cancer Screening Rates Remain Unchanged
    Despite effective tests, not enough people are taking advantage of them, report finds

  • Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    Trial results indicate it is 100 percent effective in preventing disease

  • Another HPV Vaccine Passes Test
    Small trial shows infection rate reduced by 90 percent

  • Researchers Pursue Promising Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    But it won't replace the Pap test any time soon, experts say

  • Healthy Women With HIV May Need Fewer Pap Tests
    But researchers caution the findings need to be confirmed in additional studies

  • States Fall Short in Fight Against Cervical Cancer
    More screening, better insurance coverage needed, survey finds

  • Elderly Women With Cervical Cancer Face Tough Battle
    They're more likely to die of the disease than younger women

  • Light Technology Lends a Hand to Pap Test
    But speculoscopy also leads to many false positives

  • Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer
    Targets 2 strains of human papillomavirus

  • Young Women's Cervical Cancer Risk Very Low
    Even abnormal Pap smears no cause for alarm, study finds

  • Bone Cancer Drug Shrinks Cervical Tumors
    But mouse study doesn't prove treatment works in women

  • Silver Lining to HIV Treatment Found
    Antiretroviral drugs also cut risk of cervical abnormality