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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Guidelines Suggest Less Frequent Screening for Cervical Cancer

    Oct. 19, 2011 -- New federal guidelines are urging doctors to back off annual cervical cancer screening for most women. Instead the recommendations say most women between 21 and 65 years old should only be screened every three years, and that more frequent screening may do more harm than good. The d

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