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  1. Gardasil Safety: Questions and Answers

    July 8, 2008 -- The vaccine Gardasil is making headlines -- but this time, it's about reported side effects and safety concerns. The CDC and FDA have gotten 7,802 reports of adverse events in people who were vaccinated with Gardasil, the first cervical cancer vaccine, between June 8, 2006, and April

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  2. Watchful Waiting Best After HPV Test?

    March 25, 2008 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests may be better than the Pap test at predicting abnormal cervical cells that could lead to cervical cancer, new research shows. HPV is a common, sexually transmitted virus. Several types of HPV make cervical cancer more likely. But in most women, HPV

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  3. HPV Vaccine Not a Treatment

    Aug. 14, 2007 -- HPV vaccines can't clear the sexually transmitted virus from the bodies of women already infected with cervical-cancer-causing HPV strains. There are many types of HPV (human papillomavirus). Some types cause cervical cancer, some cause genital warts. Not every infection results in

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  4. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Benefit Lasts

    April 17, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Two vaccines for preventing cervical cancer, one that is already available and another that is undergoing FDA review, continue to offer nearly 100% protection five years following administration, new research shows. The findings come at a time when use of the vaccines

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  5. New Cervical Cancer Vaccine Guidelines

    Jan. 19, 2007 -- The American Cancer Society issued its recommendations for using the new vaccine against cervical cancer -- recommendations that veer from those of other groups when it comes to vaccinating women over 18. The guidelines, published in the American Cancer Society's journal, CA: A Canc

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  6. Smoking Boosts Cervical Cancer

    Nov. 17, 2006 -- HPV, the human papillomavirus, is vastly more dangerous in women who smoke, a Swedish study finds. Some 19 kinds of HPV have been linked to cervical cancer ; HPV-16 is the most deadly. Now, research suggests that women who smoke are more likely to get cervical cancer if they become

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  7. Condoms May Prevent Cervical Cancer

    June 21, 2006 - Forget what you've heard. Condoms do protect women against cancer cancer- and wart-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, according to a new study. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer cervical cancer. Although it is a sexually transmitted infection, you can get HPV ev

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  8. FDA OKs Cervical Cancer Drug Combo

    June 15, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the first drug treatment ever for women with late-stage cervical cancer cervical cancer . The treatment uses two established chemotherapy drugs, Hycamtin and cisplatin. They are to be given when a doctor determines surgery or radiation therapy is unlikely to be

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  9. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Questions

    June 8, 2006 -- The FDA has approved Gardasil, a vaccine that targets the virus responsible for most cervical cancers and genital warts . Here are 12 questions and answers on the new vaccine. Gardasil is a vaccine that targets four strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). Those strains are called HPV-

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  10. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Approved

    June 8, 2006 -- Gardasil, a vaccine against the virus that causes most cervical cancers, most cancers of the vagina and vulva, and genital warts, won FDA approval today. "FDA approval of the HPV vaccine, the first vaccine targeted specifically to preventing cancer , is one of the most important adva

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