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Cervical Cancer

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.

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...