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    1. FDA Approves HPV Test for Cervical Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a first step in cervical cancer screening for women aged 25 and older. "Today's approval offers women and physicians a ne

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    2. The End of the Pap Test? FDA to Decide

      March 21, 2014 -- Is the Pap test going the way of car phones and Walkmans? Pap tests are used to find early signs of cervical cancer. But over the past several years, studies from a number of countries have found that HPV tests are better than the Pap test at finding cervical cancer. While HPV test

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    3. Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a powerful weapon in the fight against cervical cancer. In a study that examined the vaccine's effectiveness in a large population of Au

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    4. Avastin: Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results. When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by

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    5. Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening beyond age 50 saves lives and remains beneficial to women up to age 69, a new British study suggests. Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Services Tas

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    6. Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Too few doctors follow U.S. guidelines for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening, according to a new study. A survey of 366 obstetricians-gynecologists in the United States found that less than one

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    7. Pap Tests Often Given When Not Needed

      Dec. 3, 2012 -- Against clinical guidelines, many women are still getting Pap smears (a test that’s meant to find cancer of the cervix) even after they've had a total hysterectomy, which removes the uterus and cervix, according to a new government report. The cervix is the “neck-like” lower part of

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    8. Cervical Cancer: Uninsured Are Diagnosed Later

      July 19, 2012 -- Women without health insurance are far more likely to receive a diagnosis of advanced cervical cancer, a new study from the American Cancer Society shows. Lack of health insurance was second only to age as the strongest predictor of advanced-stage disease. Once a leading cancer kill

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    9. New Cervical Cancer Guidelines: Less Screening

      March 14, 2012 -- Combining a Pap test with a human papillomavirus (HPV) test can safely extend the interval between cervical cancer screenings from three years to five years in many women between the ages of 30-65, according to new recommendations. If women opt for the Pap test alone, the new guide

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    10. HPV Test Beats Pap Test for Cervical Cancer Screening

      Dec. 15, 2011 -- A test that looks for the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer may be the best way to screen women over age 30 for the disease, a new study shows. The study followed 45,000 women ages 29 to 56 in the Netherlands who were split into two groups. The first group got a tradit

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