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The Best Cervical Cancer Test for Women Over age 30
Women have received a great deal of conflicting information regarding screening for cervical cancer recently. A clinical trial aims to resolve the confusion.
Red Wine and Green Tea, a Healthy Cocktail
Many chemotherapy drugs can have side effects as devastating as the diseases they treat, spurring the search for less toxic options. Catechin hydrate (CH), found in green tea and red wine, could one day be used as a safer choice.
Birth Control Device Lowers Cancer Risk
Intrauterine devices (IUD) have been controversial. In fact, there has been a belief that the birth control device was a risk factor for cervical cancer. New research shows just the opposite association.
Screening Yourself for Cervical Cancer
While they are readily available in this country, women in other parts of the world don't have access to cervical cancer screenings - pap smears. A new, simpler test is being studied to overcome these barriers.
HPV Vaccines now Recommended for Boys
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is no longer just a concern for girls and women. Boys and men are vulnerable to this virus that's known to cause a number of different cancers.
Cervical Cancer Screening Update
It's difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of cervical cancer screening guidelines. New recommendations have been drafted and are now available for review.
Cervical Screening Recommendations Changing
The current guidelines for cervical cancer screening have been in place since 2003. A governmental task force is expected to modify those recommendations.
Birth Control Device Diminishes Cervical Cancer
The country has come a long way in its attitudes concerning sexually-transmitted diseases. Recall the outrage at the recommendation of condom use to avoid transmission of HIV. Now, most embrace the idea of proactive measures to curb the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases.
Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Okay
There's been a lot of confusion around human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination lately. The latest news actually simplifies the recommendations.
Is She Protected From Cancer? Are You?
Girls as young as 9 years old are vulnerable to the virus that causes cervical cancer. That's why getting vaccinated is so important for young girls.