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    News and Features Related to Cervical Cancer

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Popular Pap Test May Cause False Results

      July 9, 2003 -- Women who take birth control pills may be more likely to get inaccurate results indicating the presence of abnormal cells or early cancer of the cervix when their doctors use the most popular type of Pap test, suggests a new study. In rechecking Pap smears of 84 women whose initial r

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    7. Pregnancy After Cervical Cancer Surgery

      April 29, 2003 (New Orleans) -- For decades, the only recognized treatments for advanced cervical cancer were radical hysterectomy and radiation, so the "cure" deprived women of the ability to have children. Now, however, gynecologists have perfected a new surgical technique that removes only the ca

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    8. Birth Control, HPV and Cervical Cancer

      April 3, 2003 -- Long-term use of birth control pills appears to increase the risk of developing cervical cancer in women who have HPV, but experts say the risk is eliminated with careful screening. Cervical cancer risk in women who used birth control pills for a decade or more was double that of wo

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    9. FDA OKs Expanded HPV Test for Women

      April 2, 2003 -- Like the Pap test, a test for HPV -- human papillomavirus -- could soon be an annual event for women over age 30. The FDA has expanded its approval of a new test for this virus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer will strike over 12,000 American women this y

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    10. HPV Test Could Lower Need for Pap Smears

      Dec. 31, 2002 -- Annual Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer are still recommended for most women, but a new study from the National Cancer Institute suggests that yearly testing may not be necessarily if a women has a negative Pap test along with a negative test for cervical cancer-causing form

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