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Cervical Cancer Screening

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 ...

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.

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.

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?

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. ...

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.

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...

Cervarix, Cervical Cancer Vaccine, May Cut Need For Screening

Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Using GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix vaccine to protect girls against the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer is so effective that health authoritie...

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...

Guidelines Push Back Age For Cervical Cancer Tests

nytimes.com | DENISE GRADY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New guidelines for cervical cancer screening say women should delay their first Pap test until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in ...