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News and Features Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. Another Sexually Transmitted Disease Linked to Cancer of the Cervix

    Jan. 2, 2001 -- A common sexually transmitted infection may be an unrecognized cause of cancer of the cervix, the gateway to a woman's uterus. Researchers have known for some time that the sexually transmitted disease known as human papillomavirus -- or HPV -- is a factor in a significant number of

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  2. Signs of Cervical Cancer May Be Present Years Before It Develops

    June 23, 2000 -- A sexually transmitted virus that is responsible for many cases of cervical cancer can be found in a woman's body years before cancer develops. And researchers say that making tests for the human papillomavirus (HPV) part of routine cervical cancer screening can help detect these ca

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  3. Regular Pap Test a Must to Combat Cervical Cancer

    May 30, 2000 -- Elderly, single, or uninsured women are more likely than other women to have more advanced cervical cancer when they are diagnosed. This is bad news because how advanced a cancer is when it is first diagnosed has a lot to do with how likely you will recover. "Clearly, these women nee

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  4. New Test for Cervical Cancer Allows Women to Gather Tissue Samples Themselves

    Jan. 4, 2000 (New York) -- Two new studies appearing in the Jan. 5 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association conclude that human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA testing is as effective as a Pap smear for identifying women with a high likelihood of developing cervical cancer and should be us

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  5. Commentary: New Tests for Cervical Cancer Unwarranted

    Nov. 17, 1999 (Atlanta) -- New tests promising increased accuracy of Pap smear laboratory analysis have not been backed up by rigorous science and could be misleading the public, according to an analysis of previous research studies published in a recent issue of the medical journal Obstetrics and G

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  6. Chance of Survival Lower for Black Women With Cervical CA

    Oct. 28, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Black women survive cervical cancer less than white women do, and it will take more than early screening to bridge the gap, according to a new study. The study, in this month's issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, followed a group of black women and white women for up to 7

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