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  1. Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear

    May 1, 2015 — Many women were raised on the mantra "Pap smear once a year." But for women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should be enough, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP). There is also a recommendation ag

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  2. HPV Test Endorsed for Cervical Cancer Checks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An HPV test recently approved by U.S. health officials is an effective way to check for cervical cancer, two leading women's health organizations said Thursday. The groups said the HPV test is an effective, one-test alter

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  3. FDA OKs Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains

    By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new vaccine with expanded protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), by far the leading cause of cervical and certain other cancers. The agency said th

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  4. 11% Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated eight million American women ages 21 to 65 haven't been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. That's the finding of a federal report released Wednesday that noted that more than half of cervic

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  5. Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) has been newly approved to treat aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a news release. Cervical cancer is most often caused by t

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  6. HPV Test vs. Pap for Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk. Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a nega

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  7. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Might Not Boost Clot Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says. The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against

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  8. U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that cervical cancer rates in the United States are much higher than previously reported, especially among women in their 60s and black women. Previous studies had estimated that the U.S. cervical cancer r

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  9. FDA Approves HPV Test for Cervical Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a first step in cervical cancer screening for women aged 25 and older. "Today's approval offers women and physicians a ne

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  10. 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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