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Cervical Cancer Screening

When It Comes To Cervical Cancer, Two Tests Are Better -- And Cheaper -- Than One

Juan C. Felix, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Juan C. Felix, M.D.

The argument has never been to test or not to test. The question is whether to co-test. With these two extraordinary studies, any doubts have been put to rest.

WANTED: Two Oscar Bags. Desperately!

Ann Marie Beddoe | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Ann Marie Beddoe

What could two Oscar bags do for us? We would love to auction off the contents of the bags and use whatever money we raise towards our efforts to eliminate breast and cervical cancer in Liberia and give hope, treatment and empowerment to Liberian women and health workers.

Not Your Mother's Pap Smear: What Women Need to Know About Cervical Cancer Screening

AWHONN | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women

Today, annual pap smears are rarely performed every year, yet, many women continue to confuse a pelvic exam (physical assessment) with a Pap smear (lab test). To address this misperception women's health nurses must educate women about the screening tests offered during an annual exam and why and when they are recommended.

She Died on World Cancer Day

Tamika Felder | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamika Felder

Everyone rallied around Kelly and offered up support and prayers. Holistic treatments. Inspiring quotes, songs and videos. But true to her words, there was nothing that could be done and she died three months later.

U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

A new study finds that the rate of cervical cancer in American women may actually be higher than previously thought, especially among older women and ...

Furthering the Conversation on the HPV Vaccine

Katie Couric | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Couric

I know there is a segment of the population that has expressed intense concern over vaccines in general and that this is an emotional issue for some. But based on the science, my personal view is that the benefits of the HPV vaccine far outweigh its risks.

World Cancer Day: Women Don't Have to Die From Cervical Cancer

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Today, World Cancer Day, I am remembering nurse Elyse Bila Ouedraogo. Diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had just returned from Morocco where she had traveled for treatment because of the advanced stage of her disease. I was humbled by her strong spirit.

Combating Cervical Cancer in the Latina Community

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.12.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The CDC reports that 60 percent of cervical cancers occur in women who have never received a Pap test or have not been tested within the last five years. So why aren't Latinas getting tested?

8 Common Myths About HPV, Busted

Posted 01.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Can you separate fact from fiction?

Living With HIV But Dying From Cervical Cancer (VIDEO)

Liz Lange | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Liz Lange

Cervical cancer is a major concern for women living with HIV. Less than 1 percent of HIV-positive women in developing countries receive screening for cervical cancer, an opportunistic disease that can be deadly for women living with HIV/AIDS who are on antiretroviral therapy.

Janell Ross

Cancer Screening Budget Cuts May Prove Deadly for Some Women | Janell Ross | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Government budget cuts may prove deadly for low-income women who are increasingly unable to get critical cancer screenings that once were offered free...

How I Live With An STD

Posted 02.09.2012 | Women

Anonymous | The Daily Muse From the time I received the first call notifying me of my abnormal Pap smear results until the day the doctor confir...

Cervarix, Cervical Cancer Vaccine, May Cut Need For Screening

Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Using GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix vaccine to protect girls against the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer is so effective that health authorities co...

Guidelines Push Back Age For Cervical Cancer Tests | DENISE GRADY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New guidelines for cervical cancer screening say women should delay their first Pap test until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in ...