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Cervical Cancer

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.

Cervical Cancer, Yvette Wilson's Condition, Explained

Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Yvette Wilson, who was an actress on "Moesha" and "The Parkers," has died at age 48 of cervical cancer, according to news reports. E! Online repor...

'Moesha,' 'The Parkers' Star Loses Battle To Cervical Cancer

Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices

Fans and former cast mates have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of actress Yvette Wilson who played the role of Andell Wilkerson on UPN's "Moesha" ...

Blacks Have Trouble Clearing Cervical Cancer Virus: Study

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: Th...

HPV Vaccine: Are Black Girls Missing Out?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices

Despite its reputation as a "strong weapon in prevention," the HPV vaccine may not be benefiting adolescent females equally, a new study has found. ...

A Letter to Mitt Romney: What 'Getting Rid' of Planned Parenthood Means

Carolyn Smithers | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Carolyn Smithers

Planned Parenthood saved my life. I had a routine pap test at a Planned Parenthood health center when I was 19 years old, and it detected cervical cancer. I was able to get treatment, and three decades have passed. Now my focus is on my daughters.

Saving Lives: One Woman at a Time

Doyin Oluwole | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Doyin Oluwole

International Women's Day is a perfect occasion to reflect on the evolution of global health for women -- and remember that even a tiny drop of vinegar or HPV vaccination administered to a young girl can be the catalyst to save a woman's life.

Laura Bassett

Virginia Lawmakers Debate Interfering In Women's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The Virginia Senate, following in the lower house's footsteps, considered two bills this week that expose a major philosophical difference dividing Re...

Janell Ross

Cancer Screening Budget Cuts May Prove Deadly for Some Women

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Latinas and Cervical Cancer Prevention

Destiny Lopez | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Destiny Lopez

Latinas have the highest cervical cancer rates in the country and the third highest death rate from cervical cancer.

Ribbons Without Rights Don't Save Lives

Serra Sippel | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

When the U.S. government starts integrating sexual and reproductive health interventions, it cannot be piecemeal -- the full range of reproductive health matters must be addressed.

Emma Gray

Home Health Tests Round-Up: 6 Tests You Can Self-Administer

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women

This month, one piece of news relating to HPV had nothing to do with vaccines. It turns out that women may soon be able to detect HPV for themselves u...

Pap Smears Best For Detecting Cervical Cancer, Doctors Say

AP | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living

-- There's more news on cancer screening tests – this time for women. Scientists advising the government say a Pap test is a good way to scree...

How Vinegar Could Help Spot Early Signs Of Cervical Cancer

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living

Detecting the precancerous lesions that turn into cervical cancer could be as easy as ... pouring on some vinegar? The New York Times reported how ...

Cancer Rises in Africa, a Continent Unequipped to Deal With it

David J. Olson | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
David J. Olson

HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.

WATCH: Bachmann Chooses STDs?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

American scientist and noted public intellectual Michele Bachmann stirred up quite a controversy after speaking out in opposition of Texas governor Ri...

Jon Ward

Bachmann's Ex-Campaign Manager Calls 'Retardation' Comment A Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ed Rollins, the former campaign manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), strongly criticized the presidential candidate's comments e...

Laura Bassett

Fair Discussion Of HPV Vaccine Gets Lost In The Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

As the Republican presidential field continues to attack Texas Gov. Rick Perry's executive order mandating the HPV vaccine for young girls, health adv...

Teen Vaccinations Against Cervical Cancer Lagging

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.25.2011 | Parents

ATLANTA -- Only about half of the teenage girls in the U.S. have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer – a...

Campaign Asks Women To Shave Pubic Hair For Cancer Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women

Locks of Love it's not. A new campaign designed to raise money and awareness for cervical cancer has sparked some controversy among Canadian health ex...

Dear Mr. Beck: We Are All Hookers

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Mr. Beck, I understand it is your contention that "only hookers go to Planned Parenthood." There must be a lot of hookers out here.

Study Finds Half Of Men May Have HPV

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

February 28, 2011 11:32:24 PM By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Half of men in the general population may be infected with human papi...

Three Children Honor Their Late Mother by Raising Awareness of Anal Cancer and HPV

Jennifer Utz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Utz

I wanted to share the story of a group of individuals who have taken a great tragedy and turned it into something positive.

The Second Leading Cause of Death in Young Women

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

Every 47 minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with cervical cancer. Does this statistic shock you? It should.