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News and Features Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. Cervical Cancer Risk May Linger

    Nov. 18, 2005 -- The risk of cervical cancer may linger for many years despite preventive treatment in high-risk women, according to a new study. Researchers found that women who had potentially precancerous cells removed from their cervix remain at increased risk for developing cervical cancer for

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  2. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Nearing FDA Review

    Oct. 31, 2005 -- A vaccine against the leading causes of cervical cancer will soon be up for FDA review. The vaccine, called Gardasil, is being filed for consideration "imminently," Eliav Barr, MD, told reporters in a conference call. Barr works for Merck Research Laboratories. Merck is Gardasil's d

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  3. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

    Oct. 6, 2005 -- An experimental vaccine that targets viruses responsible for most cervical cancers will soon be sent to the FDA for review. The vaccine is called Gardasil. It's made by Merck & Co. Merck spokeswoman Janet Skidmore tells WebMD that Merck will submit Gardasil for the FDA's review by th

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  4. Futuristic Microwave May Treat Cervical Cancer

    Sept. 7, 2005 - Microwave heat -- delivered by a futuristic machine -- may one day become part of the standard treatment for advanced cervical cancer. The finding comes from 68 cervical cancer patients treated in the U.S., the Netherlands, and Norway. All patients were treated with state-of-the-art

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  5. Improvements in Cervical Cancer Testing Needed

    Jan. 13, 2005 -- America's health professionals generally do a good job of screening for cervical cancer, but they could do even better, says Women In Government, a nonprofit lobbying group. All states have a significant opportunity to improve their performance in cervical cancer prevention by makin

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  6. Secondhand Smoke Raises Cervical Cancer Risk

    Jan. 7, 2005 -- Secondhand smoke may raise the risk of developing cervical cancer, say Johns Hopkins University researchers. They report their findings in the January issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The evidence was more than 40 years in the making. It traces back to census data taken in the 196

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  7. Bone Cancer Drug Fights Cervical Cancer

    Sept. 1, 2004 -- A drug currently used to treat cancer that has spread to bone seems to halt the growth of cervical cancer. In a new study involving mice, the drug Zometa prevented the growth of new blood vessels that "feed" cervical cancer. The study appears in this month's issue of The Journal of

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  8. Sex After Hysterectomy.

    Nov. 17, 2003 - Women with cervical cancer commonly report problems with sex after hysterectomy, a new study shows. But there is some good news. Researcher Pernille T. Jensen, MD, of Denmark's Bispebjerg Hospital tells WebMD that there is little information about the impact of on sex after hysterect

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  9. Pap Unneeded for Most After Hysterectomy

    July 21, 2003 -- Millions of women who have had hysterectomies are still subjected to annual Pap smear testing, even though most experts agree it makes little sense to screen for cervical cancer in women without cervixes. The nation's top cancer prevention groups oppose the practice on the grounds t

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  10. Obesity Raises Cervical Cancer Risk

    July 14, 2003 -- Overweight women are at high risk of cervical cancer -- double the risk of other women, a new study suggests. Excessive fat has been shown to increase levels of estrogen, leading to development of endometrial and cervical cancer -- specifically, a subtype of cancer called adenocarci

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