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  1. Study: HPV and Pap Tests OK Every 3 Years

    May 18, 2011 -- Most women aged 30 and older with normal Pap and human paillomavirus (HPV) test results can safely wait three years until their next set of cervical cancer screening tests, according to a new study. Such co-testing is currently recommended by the American Congress of Obstetricians an

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  2. Study: Older Women Need Pap Smears, Too

    March 8, 2011 (Orlando, Fla. ) -- Women aged 70 and over should continue to get regular Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer, a study suggests. The study was presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology's Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer. Researchers found that women aged 70 and over account

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  3. Male Circumcision Cuts Women’s Cervical Cancer Risk

    Jan. 6, 2011 -- Circumcising men can reduce cervical cancer risk in women, a new study shows. The study involved more than 1,200 HIV-negative, heterosexual couples living in Uganda, where circumcision of male adults is increasingly encouraged as a means of slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Half the me

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  4. The Most Deadly HPVs in the World

    Oct. 19, 2010 – Two human papillomavirus types included in HPV vaccines cause 71% of cervical cancers -- but there are six other cervical cancer-causing HPVs, an international study finds. Led by Spanish researcher Silvia de Sanjose, MD, the effort analyzed 22,661 tissue samples from 14,249 women fr

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  5. Doctor's Group: Delay Pap Tests Until 21

    Nov. 20, 2009 -- Less than a week after a government task force announced controversial recommendations for breast cancer screening, a doctor's group is recommending big changes in cervical cancer screening. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now says women should begin c

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  6. Promising Drugs for Cervical Cancer

    Nov. 9, 2009 -- Two medications on the market to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis worked well to eliminate cervical cancer in animal studies, according to new research. The two drugs also kept precancerous growths from becoming cancerous, says researcher Sang-Hyuk Chung, PhD, a research associat

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  7. HPV Vaccine Not as Painful as Some Think

    Oct.  23, 2009 -- Researchers say injections of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine apparently hurt less than people may think. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill scientists, reporting in the online journal Vaccine, say anecdotal accounts and news stories have stressed the side effects of the

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  8. Gardasil Linked to Nerve Disorder

    April 30, 2009 (Seattle) -- Girls and women who receive the Gardasil vaccine to prevent cervical cancer may be at increased risk of a rare but serious disorder of the nervous system in the first few weeks after getting their shots, researchers report. Overall, the vaccine does not raise the odds of

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  9. Gardasil Safety: Questions and Answers

    July 8, 2008 -- The vaccine Gardasil is making headlines -- but this time, it's about reported side effects and safety concerns. The CDC and FDA have gotten 7,802 reports of adverse events in people who were vaccinated with Gardasil, the first cervical cancer vaccine, between June 8, 2006, and April

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  10. Watchful Waiting Best After HPV Test?

    March 25, 2008 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests may be better than the Pap test at predicting abnormal cervical cells that could lead to cervical cancer, new research shows. HPV is a common, sexually transmitted virus. Several types of HPV make cervical cancer more likely. But in most women, HPV

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