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Cervical Cancer

13 Ways I Live My Life With Purpose After Cancer

Tamika Felder | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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...

New Cervical Cancer Analysis Offers Clues On Role Of HPV

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A multi-national effort to analyze the genome of cervical cancer has yielded some exciting discoveries that may inform future therapy. Researchers...

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.

Jason Cherkis

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.