Doctor's Diary: Don't underestimate the danger of 'alternative' cancer therapies

Bogus cancer treatments that give false hope to patients are worse than misleading, they can be harmful too
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A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news
 Back in February, MD+DI got the low down from an obstetrics and gynecologist specialist in Lubbock, TX on a new vaginal rejuvenation device that her patients have been raving about.  Now it seems the manufacturer of that particular device, along with other companies selling laser- or energy-based devices for vaginal rejuvenation failed to get FDA's blessing. "We've recently become aware of a growing number of manufacturers marketing 'vaginal rejuvenation' devices to women and claiming these procedures will treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers offer a relatively safe and effective method of treating a variety of dermatologic conditions. However, the resulting surgical laser plume, which has been shown to contain carcinogens and multiple pathogens, may lead to an increased risk of infections, warts, and cancers for the physician and staff exposed to the plume without adequate protection. Smoke evacuators can be used to filter the plume. However, limited treatment areas may make it difficult to use multiple devices at once.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Background: In 2006 the US FDA approved the first Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for girls/women from 9 to 26 years of age. Since then many countries have licensed and adopted HPV vaccination for use in National Immunization Programs (NIP) for girls. In 2009 and 2010, the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was licensed for use in males from 9 to 26 years of age for prevention of genital warts and anal cancer, respectively. The ACIP recommended its routine vaccination for boys and girls in 2011.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Type: Electronic/Moderated Poster Presentation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although nearly half of MSM would not actively pursue HPV vaccination, the vast majority would accept the vaccine if recommended by HCPs. In order to achieve optimal uptake, vaccine promotion campaigns should focus on MSM who do not access SHCs and those unwilling to disclose their sexual orientation. PMID: 30037419 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Publication date: 2014Source: Yearbook of Urology, Volume 2014Author(s): D.E. Coplen
Source: Yearbook of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Most vulvar and vaginal lesions were attributable to at least 1 of the 14 HPV genotypes analyzed. Effective immunization programs could potentially prevent substantial numbers of HPV-related vulvar and vaginal LSILs and HSILs. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: CLINICALTRIALS.GOV,: NCT00092521 and NCT00092534. PMID: 29995724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
In conclusion, this review focused on the aetiology, viral structure pathogenicity, transmission, macroscopic and microscopic pathology, pathogenesis, immunology, gene products, prevention, treatment and control of this virus in affected animal species.
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: 2014Source: Yearbook of Urology, Volume 2014Author(s): D.E. Coplen
Source: Yearbook of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In Iceland, willingness to vaccinate young girls with HPV vaccine is high, however, knowledge about HPV infections is limited. PMID: 29943932 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
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