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Cervical Cancer

Girls and Boys Need the HPV 'Anti-Cancer' Vaccine

Victoria Dooley, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Victoria Dooley, M.D.

The HPV vaccine is an 'anti-cancer,' 'anti-genital wart' vaccination.  This vaccine plays as much of a role in encouraging kids to have unprotected sex as the tetanus vaccine plays in encouraging them to walk barefoot on a bed of rusty nails.

We May Require Fewer HPV Vaccine Doses Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living

A major new study has found that a single dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine, Cervarix, is just as effective as the currently recommended three ...

How This Newlywed Repaired Her Sex Life After Fighting Cervical Cancer

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women

Michelle Whitlock beat cervical cancer twice, but with her victory came an unexpected challenge: learning to how redevelop physical intimacy with her ...

'Putting Your Bottom at the Top of Your List' -- The Pap Smear That's Not Just for Women

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Depending on the study's results, it's possible that anal health will become a routine conversation topic between doctors and patients -- and labs won't think twice when they receive a pap smear specimen from a man.

How A Routine Health Exam Saved My Life

LearnVest | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women

I'm the type of woman you might think would fare just fine if she skipped her yearly checkup. But I never have -- a simple fact that saved my life.

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.

Noncommunicable Disease - An Emerging Global Health Crisis

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

There is much the United States and its allies can do to help developing countries meet the NCD challenge at relatively modest cost. By placing the cancer crisis far higher on the global health agenda, we have it in our power to spare millions from needless suffering and death.

Partnerships Key in Global Effort Against Cancer

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

The effort against cancer has been most successful in developed regions of the world, where cancer death rates have been declining steadily for the past 25 years. It's hardly time, however, to take a victory lap, because the advances of the developed nations haven't translated into significant progress in low- and middle-income countries.

Studies Show Little Benefit from Too-Frequent Pap Tests: Women Should Discuss New Guidelines with Their Physicians

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

While annual Pap test screenings in the past 30 years have reduced the cervical cancer rate by 50 percent, it isn't the only way to detect cervical cancer. As it turns out, we only need to have one every three years.

Lipstick-Smearing Selfies Aim To Raise Awareness For Cervical Cancer

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

According to doctors, regular pap smears are the best way to detect cervical cancer. Alarmingly, one in three women between the ages of 25 and 29 in t...

No One Needs to Die From Cervical Cancer

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

We live in an exciting time for science and medicine. Today, we know more about the origins and treatments for diseases, such as cervical cancer, ...

The Best Way To Screen For Cervical Cancer Is Not A Pap Smear

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Two medical organizations have recommended testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV) to scree...

13 Ways I Live My Life With Purpose After Cancer

Tamika Felder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamika Felder

Although I didn't always feel empowered or plan on becoming a cancer advocate, I found strength in following a few simple life rules I learned along the way. In honor of my cancerversary, I want to share with you 13 ways I now live my life with purpose after cancer:

New HPV Vaccine Is Even More Effective Against Cancer

AP | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an addit...

Menopause and Pelvic Exams: The Rules are Changing

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Sometimes you get so used to doing things a certain way that when the protocol changes, it can throw you for a loop.

A Global Imperative

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Earlier this month, leaders from across Africa convened in Washington for an unprecedented summit on the benefits of deeper economic and social ties between Africa and the U.S. High on the agenda was the importance of investment in women's health, and for good reason.

New Environmentalism: Protecting Your Female Ecology

Molly Hayward | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Hayward

Ecology refers to the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. I was recently introduced to the work of Sandra Stein...

Mark Cuban Paid For This Couple's Wedding After Cancer Wiped Out Their Life Savings

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2014 | Good News

Just because he stars on "Shark Tank" doesn't mean Mark Cuban lacks a soft side. The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks recently made Monica...

Hill Harper: Let's Make HPV Vaccination a Public Health Priority

Hill Harper | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Hill Harper

The HPV vaccine has the potential to save lives and prevent millions of avoidable cancers and HPV-related conditions in men and women.

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 ...

The U.S. Could Prevent A Lot Of Cancers If We Really Used The HPV Vaccine

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

The U.S. has a dismally low vaccination rate for human papillomavirus compared with other developed countries. Even though the vaccine is effective in...

Saving Lives Verses Driveway Mildew -- Our Skewed Values

Constance Spencer | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Constance Spencer

I had just left a group of the most compassionate and generous people, both villagers and visitors, in the poorest of areas who represented the best in human nature, to return to face the opposite in a country of such affluence. What direction has our society taken?

No More Pap Smears?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund If you're a woman over 21, that headline probably got your attentio...

Three Things to Know About Cervical Cancer

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

This month is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It is particularly important to us here at NCLR because of the impact it has on the Latina community.

A New, Less Invasive Test For Cervical Cancer?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

A new "heat test" may provide a less invasive way to detect cervical cancer. In a study published in peer-reviewed journal PLOS One Wednesday, a te...