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  1. Smoking Boosts Cervical Cancer

    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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  2. 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 ev

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Thumbs Up for Cervical Cancer Vaccine

    May 18, 2006 -- Government advisors strongly backed U.S. approval of the first cervical cancer vaccine Thursday, saying it appeared highly effective in preventing the infection that causes it. The vaccine, called Gardasil, was nearly 100% successful in protecting young women against new infections w

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  8. Cervical Cancer Vaccines: More Promise

    April 26, 2006 -- Two not-yet-approved vaccines that fight the leading cause of cervical cancer may hold broader promise than researchers had previously noted. The vaccines are Gardasil, made by Merck, and Cervarix, made by GlaxoSmithKline. The vaccines both target types of human papillomavirus (HPV

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  9. Cervix Treatment Raises Pregnancy Risk

    Feb. 9, 2006 -- Treatments that remove abnormal cervical lesions before they can turn into cancer save lives, but they may also lead to complications during pregnancy, a review of the research shows. Women who had the procedures also had an increased risk for several adverse pregnancy outcomes, incl

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  10. Early Uterine Cancer: Radiation Helps

    Jan. 24, 2006 -- Radiation therapy raises the odds of surviving endometrial cancer, a new study shows. Uterine cancer usually starts in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. It's easiest to cure when caught early: before the cancer breaks through the uterus and into surrounding tissues.

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