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  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

  • 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Under 60 Carry HPV
    (06-Apr-2017)
    But vaccine should turn the tide against virus that can cause cancer, sexual health expert says

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    (05-Apr-2017)
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

  • Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

  • Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

  • HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test
    (24-Jan-2017)
    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
    (23-Jan-2017)
    Rates rose when latest study excluded women who'd already undergone hysterectomy

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    (11-Nov-2016)
    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
    (08-Nov-2016)
    There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

  • Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

  • A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine
    (30-Sep-2016)
    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
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

  • 1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Human papillomavirus responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers

  • HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.
    (07-Jul-2016)
    Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says

  • Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Fewer vaccinated young women had abnormalities tied to cervical cancer

  • Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer
    (13-May-2016)
    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
    (22-Feb-2016)
    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
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Routine screening and vaccination are key to protecting women against the disease, experts say

  • More Cervical Cancers Caught Early Among Young Women Since Obamacare
    (24-Nov-2015)
    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
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

  • Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
    (02-Jul-2015)
    But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

  • HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
    (22-Jun-2015)
    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
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

  • Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

  • 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study
    (10-Jun-2015)
    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
    (13-May-2015)
    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
    (07-May-2015)
    These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Protection may go beyond cervical infection

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks
    (09-Jan-2015)
    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
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

  • FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of the virus, compared to the 4 covered by Gardasil

  • Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Virus can lead to cervical cancer

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

  • 11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years
    (05-Nov-2014)
    CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

  • Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

  • Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
    (17-Sep-2014)
    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
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens

  • Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer
    (15-Aug-2014)
    More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

  • Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

  • Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
    (25-Jul-2014)
    HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

  • Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

  • HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    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
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

  • Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Therapy shows promise in small trial, but side effects were often severe

  • U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought
    (12-May-2014)
    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
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

  • For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters
    (24-Mar-2014)
    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
    (13-Mar-2014)
    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
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

  • Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers
    (19-Feb-2014)
    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
    (11-Feb-2014)
    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
    (10-Feb-2014)
    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
    (27-Jan-2014)
    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
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond

  • Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (09-Dec-2013)
    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
    (27-Nov-2013)
    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
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

  • HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
    (05-Nov-2013)
    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
    (04-Nov-2013)
    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
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Screening offered greater protection against cervical cancer three years after either test was given

  • HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Gardasil, Cervarix target strains more commonly found among whites

  • Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say

  • Cervical Cancer Overlooked in Less-Developed Nations: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Efforts to improve women's reproductive health need broadening, researchers say

  • Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

  • HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

  • Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Too few vaccines recommended, and too many cervical cancer tests done, survey finds

  • HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    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
    (03-Jun-2013)
    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
    (24-May-2013)
    White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    (11-Apr-2013)
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Doctors Too Pap-Happy, Survey Suggests
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Cervical cancer screenings recommended more often than needed, researchers find

  • Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study
    (18-Mar-2013)
    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
    (07-Mar-2013)
    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
    (08-Feb-2013)
    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
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Research started in the late 1990s, first vaccine approved in 2006

  • Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2013)
    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
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

  • Younger Women Start to Follow Pap Test Guidelines: CDC
    (03-Jan-2013)
    But too many still get screened for cervical cancer after hysterectomy, report says

  • Clearing Up the Confusion on When to Get a Pap Test
    (02-Jan-2013)
    An annual screen is no longer recommended in updated guidelines

  • For One Woman, HPV Vaccine Was a 'No-Brainer'
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Deb McAlister got the shot for her two granddaughters to shield them from cervical cancer

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • 'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests
    (13-Dec-2012)
    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
    (22-Oct-2012)
    New guidelines recommend cervical cancer screening every 3 to 5 years

  • Many Lesbians Not Screened for Cervical Cancer, Study Finds
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Improved doctor-patient communication is key to expanding Pap testing, researchers say

  • Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Study findings illustrate disease's burden 'quite starkly,' author says

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • Experimental Vaccine Might Help Women Already Infected With HPV
    (10-Oct-2012)
    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
    (17-Sep-2012)
    But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

  • Too Few Girls Get HPV Vaccine Against Cancer: CDC
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Many more teens protected from whooping cough, meningitis than the sexually transmitted virus

  • Cervical Disease Treatment Not Linked to Premature Birth Risk
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Findings counter previous research, U.K. study says

  • Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Long-Term: Study
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Finding lends support to current guidelines combining tests among women over 30

  • Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Find out which screening, tests, counseling should be part of office visit

  • Women With HIV May Not Have Higher Cervical Cancer Risk: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    They had similar Pap, biopsy results to women not infected with virus

  • Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Study found lack of coverage predicted more advanced disease

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

  • Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study
    (09-May-2012)
    Stomach, liver and cervical malignancies top the list

  • U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
    (03-May-2012)
    However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report
    (19-Apr-2012)
    But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

  • HPV-Related Head, Neck Cancers on the Rise
    (04-Apr-2012)
    However, incidence decreased for younger blacks, analysis finds

  • HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

  • HPV Vaccine May Help Women With Cervical Conditions
    (28-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests immunization can reduce their risk for cervical disease later on

  • Most Anal Lesions Don't Cause Cancer in Men, Research Shows
    (23-Mar-2012)
    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
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Decreased frequency saves as many lives as annual screenings with half the number of biopsies

  • Regular Pap Smear Boosts Cervical Cancer Survival: Study
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Screening is important even after HPV vaccine, experts say

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study
    (08-Feb-2012)
    This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

  • Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC
    (26-Jan-2012)
    National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

  • Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer
    (25-Jan-2012)
    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
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    (21-Dec-2011)
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates
    (20-Dec-2011)
    It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

  • HPV Test Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier Than Pap Smear: Study
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Viral screen better at catching precancerous lesions in women over 30, Dutch researchers found

  • Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

  • More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

  • Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study
    (03-Nov-2011)
    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
    (25-Oct-2011)
    The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies

  • Rise in Vulvar Precancers Leads to New Guidelines
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Fourfold increase in three decades especially prevalent among women in 40s, experts say

  • U.S. Cancer Groups Release Their Own Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
    (19-Oct-2011)
    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
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Oral sex may be means of tumor-causing virus transmission in many cases, experts say

  • The War on Cancer Continues
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

  • Breast Cancer Rates Jump Worldwide, Study Finds
    (15-Sep-2011)
    More cases being seen in developing countries among younger women

  • Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe
    (14-Sep-2011)
    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
    (12-Sep-2011)
    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
    (08-Sep-2011)
    U.S. government researchers find fewer shots offer just as much protection against cervical cancer.

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports
    (25-Aug-2011)
    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
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Study found it more effective, particularly among women who were HPV-positive

  • Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Guidelines say some women can wait three years, but doctors may think otherwise

  • HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'
    (17-Jun-2011)
    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
    (19-May-2011)
    Can forgo yearly Pap smear if they also test negative on HPV test, research suggests

  • MRIs Can Tell Endometrial, Cervical Cancer Apart: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    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
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Women can resume regular screening schedule after 3 'all clear' test results, study finds

  • U.S. Reports Drop in AIDS-Related Cancers
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Improvement linked to advent of antiretroviral drugs, researchers say

  • Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

  • Does Stress Reduction Benefit Cancer Patients' Health?
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Researchers explore whether psychological services thwart chromosomal changes

  • HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    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
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

  • Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals
    (01-Mar-2011)
    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
    (16-Feb-2011)
    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
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

  • Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

  • Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

  • Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

  • Mixed Report on Women's Health Research
    (24-Sep-2010)
    Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

  • Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer
    (15-Sep-2010)
    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
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Industry-funded research also finds the shot helps protect against precancerous growths

  • Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer
    (09-Jul-2010)
    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
    (30-Jun-2010)
    But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

  • Lymphoma Survivors Often Miss Out on Follow-Up
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Many aren't being screened for later cancers, study finds

  • Most Doctors Giving Pap Test Too Often
    (14-Jun-2010)
    But that doesn't mean women should skip gynecological exam, experts say

  • Mouth Cancer Prognosis Improves When Cervical Cancer Virus Involved
    (07-Jun-2010)
    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
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Newer method better at detecting precancerous lesions, research shows

  • Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

  • New Prostate Cancer Guidelines Aim to Empower the Patient
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Diagnostic test not infallible, can lead to unneeded treatments with unwanted side effects

  • Dolphins May Warn of Health Risks in Humans
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Ecological, physiological similarities provide basis for insights, expert says

  • Should HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Italian researchers urge a change in test for cervical cancer, but U.S. experts are mixed

  • New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Changes reflect H1N1 recommendations, suggest HPV vaccine for boys

  • Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

  • Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused
    (24-Nov-2009)
    But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Experts urge first screen at 21, then once every 2 years or more, not annually

  • Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

  • Breast Cancer Drugs May Fight Cervical Cancer, Too
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Study in mice reports success with drugs that inhibit estrogen

  • New HPV Vaccine Might Stop Vulvar Cancer in its Tracks
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Working differently than Gardasil, Cervarix, it targets inside of virus, study shows

  • Health Tip: Getting a Pap Test
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Who needs one and when

  • Doctors Overprescribing the Pap Test
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Many ignore guidelines, recommend screening to women at low risk, survey shows

  • Old, New Pap Methods Equally Good, Dutch Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2009)
    But U.S. expert predicts 'major change' in testing methods in a few years

  • HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

  • Cervarix Approved to Help Prevent Cervical Cancer
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Vaccine blocks strains of human papilloma virus

  • Fewer Genital Warts Thanks to HPV Vaccine Program
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Australia sees a drop in cases following free Gardasil shots, researchers say

  • Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

  • Researchers Propose Improved Cervical Cancer Screening
    (21-Sep-2009)
    New method uses risk estimation to guide management, experts say

  • For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
    (15-Sep-2009)
    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
    (10-Sep-2009)
    The advisors also recommend approval of second HPV vaccine, Cervarix, to prevent cervical cancer

  • HPV Vaccine Could Prevent Many Penile Cancers
    (25-Aug-2009)
    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
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Disparities seen in screening rates, appropriate care in Canadian study

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Seems Safe
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Fainting most common adverse event with Gardasil, study finds

  • Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

  • Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

  • Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines

  • Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests
    (29-Jul-2009)
    British study supports raising age for screening, which U.S. is pondering

  • New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

  • New Technique May Improve Early Cervical Cancer Treatment
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Modified hysterectomy method could boost survival, German study shows

  • New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Once-promising ovarian cancer test loses luster, but new breast tumor treatments called 'exciting'

  • Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (26-May-2009)
    Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds

  • Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors
    (19-May-2009)
    In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

  • Prior Cervical Dysplasia May Boost Cancer's Return
    (12-May-2009)
    Women over 40 with history of the condition at greater risk, study concludes

  • Don't Lower Age for Cervical Cancer Test, Study Urges
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Researchers say older women need screening as much as younger ones

  • First DNA Tests for HPV Approved
    (13-Mar-2009)
    The virus associated with most cases of cervical cancer

  • One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

  • Genes Help Cancer-Linked Viruses Elude Immune System
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Pathogens such as HPV tweak their DNA to escape detection, study suggests

  • Get to Know the Pap Test
    (08-Feb-2009)
    Experts offer women 6 key facts about the lifesaving screening

  • Minorities Distrust Medical System More
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Study finds levels of skepticism correlate with lower cancer screening rates

  • Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

  • More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

  • Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Two extra steps improve results, study finds

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated
    (04-Dec-2008)
    Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

  • U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Most frequent tumor sites were cervix, head and neck, government study finds

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Called Safe
    (23-Oct-2008)
    CDC found no heightened risk of blood clots, other conditions with Gardasil

  • New MRI Puts Cervical Cancer Into Focus
    (21-Oct-2008)
    The high-tech approach outlines extent of disease, guides treatment, experts say

  • Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

  • 25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV
    (09-Oct-2008)
    It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

  • Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

  • Gardasil Approved for Additional Uses
    (15-Sep-2008)
    To help protect women against two more cancers

  • HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate
    (02-Sep-2008)
    But the overall risk for these events is still extremely low, experts note

  • Health Tip: Prepare for a Pap Test
    (21-Aug-2008)
    Help prevent an inaccurate result

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Worth the Cost: Study
    (20-Aug-2008)
    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
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Some experts say the procedure should be reserved for high-grade abnormalities

  • Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine
    (05-May-2008)
    Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child was aged 9 to 12

  • Cervical Cancer Screens Effective But More Can Be Done
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Women who don't have timely tests 5 times more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Ways to help lower your risk

  • Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Doctors step up efforts to vaccinate young women against virus that causes the disease

  • New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice
    (15-Apr-2008)
    It might cover all types of HPV and be given as a nasal spray, researchers say

  • Topical Cream Treats Precancerous Lesions of Vulva
    (02-Apr-2008)
    Researchers note invasive surgery is currently the most common treatment

  • Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Here are tests you should have

  • DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions

  • Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

  • Daily Stress May Raise Women's Risk of Cervical Cancer
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Researchers find chronic worry impairs immune response to cancer-causing virus

  • Low-Income Women's Cancer Screenings Cost Effective: Report
    (21-Dec-2007)
    Total cost about $555, government analysis shows.

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

  • Pill Poses Little Cervical Cancer Risk
    (09-Nov-2007)
    And women's risk gets even smaller 10 years after stopping the drug, researchers say

  • Precancerous Lesions Raise Cervical Cancer Risk
    (26-Oct-2007)
    Study finding may lead to changes in recommendations for Pap tests

  • HPV Test Bests Pap Smear in Studies
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Experts debate whether it's time to change cervical cancer screening practices

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

  • Gene-Based Screen Spots Cervical Cancer Earlier
    (04-Oct-2007)
    It could lengthen the time needed between tests, researchers say

  • 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study
    (25-Sep-2007)
    They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

  • Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk For Cervical Cancer?
    (24-Aug-2007)
    Here are common risk factors

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccines Won't Fight Existing HPV Infection
    (14-Aug-2007)
    Study bolsters recommendation that shot be given before onset of sexual activity

  • CDC's 'Preteen Vaccine' Campaign Aimed at Parents
    (01-Aug-2007)
    It explains what shots are needed for 11- and 12-year-olds

  • No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA
    (13-Jul-2007)
    The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

  • Health Tip: Positive Pap Results
    (05-Jul-2007)
    What could they mean?

  • New Test Identifies More Cervical Cancers
    (28-Jun-2007)
    But one expert wonders if it would be cost-effective

  • Stirrups-Free Pap Smear May Be a Welcome Option
    (22-Jun-2007)
    Study finds no difference in results when feet remain on examination table

  • Experts Debate Giving HPV Vaccine to Boys
    (18-May-2007)
    Spread of the virus linked to cervical cancer can harm them, too

  • Gardasil Guards Against Vaginal, Vulval Cancers
    (18-May-2007)
    Researchers found cervical cancer vaccine reduced risk of lesions by 49%

  • Studies Support Cervical Cancer Vaccine's Effectiveness in Young Girls
    (09-May-2007)
    And another trial pinpoints HPV as prime cause of throat cancer

  • Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

  • Cancer Vaccines Are Proving Their Mettle
    (17-Apr-2007)
    Shots for pancreas, head-and-neck and cervical tumors appear effective, studies find

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Continues to Spark Debate
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Most agree that Gardasil is effective, but should its use be compulsory?

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Women Carries Cervical Cancer Virus
    (27-Feb-2007)
    CDC numbers reinforce need for early vaccination against HPV, experts say

  • States Report Progress in Combating Cervical Cancer
    (16-Jan-2007)
    But racial and economic disparities remain, survey finds

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

  • A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited
    (09-Dec-2006)
    But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

  • Smoking, High HPV Levels Could Spell Cervical Cancer
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Study finds two factors boost risk of precancerous lesions

  • HPV Test Beats Pap Smear for Women Over 40
    (03-Nov-2006)
    It's a better cervical cancer screen, research suggests

  • U.S. Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls
    (29-Jun-2006)
    11- and 12-year-olds would be routinely inoculated against virus that causes the disease

  • Condoms Protect Against Cervical Cancer
    (21-Jun-2006)
    They reduce risk posed by human papilloma virus, the cause of the disease, study finds

  • Hycamtin Combination Approved for Advanced Cervical Cancer
    (15-Jun-2006)
    Extended survival by nearly 3 months

  • FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Experts hail immunization as breakthrough for women worldwide

  • HPV Vaccine Prevents Leading Cause of Cervical Cancer
    (08-Jun-2006)
    But doesn't end need for Pap testing, FDA warns

  • HPV Test Finds More Precancerous Lesions Than Pap Smears
    (06-Jun-2006)
    But there's still no screening test that catches all potential cancers, expert says

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Protects Against Vaginal Cancers
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Researchers at ASCO report that Gardasil was almost totally effective against pre-cancerous lesions

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gets FDA Panel's OK
    (18-May-2006)
    Advisory committee recommends agency approve Gardasil

  • Health Tip: Why You Need a Yearly Pap Test
    (28-Apr-2006)
    It can detect early cervical cancer

  • Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

  • Test Points to Aggressive Cervical Cancer
    (13-Apr-2006)
    High tumor glucose uptake means poorer survival, researchers say

  • HPV Test Best for Detecting Cervical Cancer
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Virus-spotting exam is more accurate than Pap smear, study says

  • Imaging System Helps Detect Cervical Pre-Cancer
    (17-Mar-2006)
    For women who have abnormal Pap test

  • Surgeries to Remove Precancerous Cervical Lesions Raise Obstetric Risks
    (09-Feb-2006)
    One expert believes doctors should return to older, safer method

  • Researchers Report Big Gains Against Cervical Cancer
    (04-Feb-2006)
    Death rates are down, and an experimental vaccine holds great promise

  • Cancer Screening Rates Remain Unchanged
    (30-Jan-2006)
    Despite effective tests, not enough people are taking advantage of them, report finds

  • Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (06-Oct-2005)
    Trial results indicate it is 100 percent effective in preventing disease

  • Another HPV Vaccine Passes Test
    (06-APR-2005)
    Small trial shows infection rate reduced by 90 percent

  • Researchers Pursue Promising Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (27-MAR-2005)
    But it won't replace the Pap test any time soon, experts say

  • Healthy Women With HIV May Need Fewer Pap Tests
    (22-MAR-2005)
    But researchers caution the findings need to be confirmed in additional studies

  • States Fall Short in Fight Against Cervical Cancer
    (13-JAN-2005)
    More screening, better insurance coverage needed, survey finds

  • Elderly Women With Cervical Cancer Face Tough Battle
    (05-JAN-2005)
    They're more likely to die of the disease than younger women

  • Light Technology Lends a Hand to Pap Test
    (28-DEC-2004)
    But speculoscopy also leads to many false positives

  • Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Targets 2 strains of human papillomavirus

  • Young Women's Cervical Cancer Risk Very Low
    (05-NOV-2004)
    Even abnormal Pap smears no cause for alarm, study finds

  • Bone Cancer Drug Shrinks Cervical Tumors
    (03-SEP-2004)
    But mouse study doesn't prove treatment works in women

  • Silver Lining to HIV Treatment Found
    (21-JUL-2004)
    Antiretroviral drugs also cut risk of cervical abnormality