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Cervical Cancer

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Texas Woman Makes Emotional Plea For Compassion As Drug Company Refuses Cancer Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past seven years, Andrea Sloan, 45, has fought her ovarian cancer with five surgeries, multiple rounds of chemo and radiation, a...

Latinas And Cervical Cancer

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Latino Voices

“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ guidelines reinforce the importance of regular cervical cancer screenings for all Latina...

5 Things Women Should Know About Eliot Spitzer

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Before dismissing a man who made a mistake five years ago, women should look at the total record and the whole person before deciding if Eliot Spitzer is a candidate worth supporting.

'Nothing About Us Without Us!': Bringing the Voices of Women Living With HIV to Global Conversation on Women's Health

Sonal Mehta | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

As thousands of delegates gather in Kuala Lumpur for the third global Women Deliver conference this week to discuss the health and empowerment of women and girls around the world, it's worth remembering that for women in their reproductive years, AIDS remains a leading cause of death.

LOOK: Is This Cervical Cancer PSA Sexist?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

Singapore isn't exactly known for subtlety when it comes to public service announcements. Earlier this year, BuzzFeed alerted us to a seriously creepy...

What Is Maternal Health?

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Felicia M. Knaul

What should the statistics on the causes of death of women in developing regions say to us? That the world must live up to and build upon its successes to many ways.

One Less Cancer to Worry About (If Only)

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 04.09.2013 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Perhaps the most insidious obstacle toward HPV vaccination resides in a nasty little parenting decision. When exactly should we vaccinate our boys and girls? The answer is key, because vaccines should be applied at least six months before the first exposure to the virus.

Closing the Cancer Divide: The Opportunity of Lifetimes

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Felicia M. Knaul

World Cancer Day is an opportunity to act on an urgent moral imperative, to challenge the assumption that cancers must remain untreated in poor countries, just as was successfully done for HIV treatment more than a decade ago.

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.

Be Aware Even Outside Awareness Months

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Glennisha Morgan

Unfortunately, housing a cervix, a uterus, fallopian tubes and a vaginal canal makes women susceptible to a heap of health issues. I'll never forget the day that I received a phone call informing me that my then-16-year-old cousin had ovarian cancer.

Cervical Health Awareness Important All Year

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 03.31.2013 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Annually in the U.S. about 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and for 4,000 of them, it's fatal. African-American women with cervical cancer are twice as likely to lose their lives to this disease than white women.

Shame On Us: Poor Uptake of Cervical Cancer Vaccine by American Women

Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Science
Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D.

Many people complain about the lack of cures for cancer but when a preventative vaccine for a type of cancer is within our reach, too few reach out for it. Even worse, we are neglecting to protect our daughters.

The Voicemail I Never Expected From My OB-GYN

Brooke Carey | Posted 03.22.2013 | Women
Brooke Carey

When she left me a message telling me to call her back, I worried the news would not be good.

Latinas Have The Highest Incidence Of Cervical Cancer

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an important time at the beginning of the year when an emphasis is placed on women’s health and cancer a...

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?

7 Celebrities Who Faced Cervical Cancer

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While many of us are shaking off the post-holiday blues and getting cracking on our resolutions, January also marks Cervical Health Awareness Month, a...

Rwanda's Bold Focus on Cancer Starts With HPV

Tom Murphy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Tom Murphy

A recent WHO assessment of Rwanda's capacity to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) found that country failed on every measure.

Creating a Cervical Cancer-Free World for Women and Girls

Maria Blair | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Maria Blair

In the western world, the cervical cancer threat has been dramatically reduced thanks to widely available screening tests and vaccines. In developing countries, however, it is still a leading killer of women, often affecting many women in the prime of their lives.

Vinegar Saves Lives: Scaling Up Low-Cost Approaches to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

In the 21st century, women shouldn't be dying from preventable, treatable diseases simply because of their economic status or geographic location.

Are You Having Pap Smears Too Often?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Women

-- Most women can wait three to five years between checks for cervical cancer, depending on their age and test choice, say guidelines issued Monday. ...

New Vaccine Could Help Women Who Already Have HPV

Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 10/10/2012 06:51 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily A new vaccine could help women infec...

August 1: Women's Health Care Package Implementation Is Cause for Celebration and Caution

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The new package of care for women without extra out-of-pocket cost represents a huge step forward. But the ongoing, relentless campaign against health care reform continues unabated.

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.

Cervical Cancer: The Silent Killer of Women in the Developing World

Liz Lange | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Liz Lange

What makes Mrs. Kinda's story all the more heartbreaking is that a simple screening test, available for less than the cost of an average latte, could have prevented her fate and saved her children the anguish of growing up without their mother.