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Cervical Cancer Health Center

News Related to Cervical Cancer

  1. 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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  2. HPV Vaccine Not a Treatment

    Aug. 14, 2007 -- HPV vaccines can't clear the sexually transmitted virus from the bodies of women already infected with cervical-cancer-causing HPV strains. There are many types of HPV (human papillomavirus). Some types cause cervical cancer, some cause genital warts. Not every infection results in

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  3. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Benefit Lasts

    April 17, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Two vaccines for preventing cervical cancer, one that is already available and another that is undergoing FDA review, continue to offer nearly 100% protection five years following administration, new research shows. The findings come at a time when use of the vaccines

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  4. New Cervical Cancer Vaccine Guidelines

    Jan. 19, 2007 -- The American Cancer Society issued its recommendations for using the new vaccine against cervical cancer -- recommendations that veer from those of other groups when it comes to vaccinating women over 18. The guidelines, published in the American Cancer Society's journal, CA: A Canc

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  5. Smoking Boosts Cervical Cancer Risk

    Nov. 17, 2006 -- HPV, the human papillomavirus, is vastly more dangerous in women who smoke, a Swedish study finds. Some 19 kinds of HPV have been linked to cervical cancer ; HPV-16 is the most deadly. Now, research suggests that women who smoke are more likely to get cervical cancer if they become

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  6. Condoms May Prevent Cervical Cancer

    June 21, 2006 - Forget what you've heard. Condoms do protect women against cancer cancer - and wart-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, according to a new study. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer cervical cancer . Although it is a sexually transmitted infection, you can get HPV

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  7. FDA OKs Cervical Cancer Drug Combo

    June 15, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the first drug treatment ever for women with late-stage cervical cancer cervical cancer . The treatment uses two established chemotherapy drugs, Hycamtin and cisplatin. They are to be given when a doctor determines surgery or radiation therapy is unlikely to be

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  8. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Questions

    June 8, 2006 -- The FDA has approved Gardasil, a vaccine that targets the virus responsible for most cervical cancers and genital warts . Here are 12 questions and answers on the new vaccine. Gardasil is a vaccine that targets four strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). Those strains are called HPV-

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  9. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Approved

    June 8, 2006 -- Gardasil, a vaccine against the virus that causes most cervical cancers, most cancers of the vagina and vulva, and genital warts , won FDA approval today. "FDA approval of the HPV vaccine, the first vaccine targeted specifically to preventing cancer, is one of the most important adva

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  10. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Q&A

    June 8, 2006 -- The FDA has approved Gardasil, a vaccine that targets the virus responsible for most cervical cancers and genital warts. Here are 12 questions and answers on the new vaccine. 1. What is Gardasil? Gardasil is a vaccine that targets four strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). Those str

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