Middle-age women can choose Pap smear or HPV test for cancer screening

(Reuters Health) - Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government.
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The NHS has revealed thousands more women were caught up in England's cervical cancer screening scandal than was originally thought, reigniting calls for Capita's contract to be ended.
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Time to strip the company of its NHS contract, urge doctors ’ leaders Related items fromOnMedica The risk factors for cervical cancer Home samples for cervical screening tests could boost uptake Cervical smear blunder affects thousands New test could mean cervical cancer screening could stop sooner Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer
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Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.
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Cervical cancer screening in Britain has fallen to an all-time low - with figures last week revealing nearly five million women now overdue for testing.
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CONCLUSION: Study participants had mixed opinions about being given advice about smoking cessation after their cervical smear test and differed in their preferences for the type of support for smoking cessation. An interactive approach might improve how well a smoking cessation intervention is received by females who smoke and cater to their individual needs and preferences. PMID: 30510096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
The objective was to assess cervical morbidity in Alsace before the human papillomavirus vaccinated population reaches the age of screening. Data on cervical lesions and cancers were collected by EVE for the period September 2008 to August 2011 from existing medical services and cytopathology laboratories in Alsace. Cytological and histological data were completed with data from the two cancer registries covering the region (Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin). Cancer incidence rates were computed for the target population (truncated to 25–64 years) and were age standardized according to the world reference population. World sta...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research Papers: Gynecological Cancer Source Type: research
Authors: Hosseini MS, Khosravi D, Farzaneh F, Ebrahimi A, Arab M, Ashraf Ganjoie T, Jamdar F, Moridi A, Chehrazi M Abstract Background: Anal cancer is uncommon. Although uncommon, the incidence of anal cancer has increased among the general population of the United States and other countries over the past 30 years. We evaluated anal cytology in women with the history of abnormal pap smear, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, cervical cancer and high risk HPV for anogenital dysplasia. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 153 patients over the age of 21 years, referred to Imam Hossein Hospital in 1395-1396 who wer...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Rebekah Vardy's photo has prompted women to have smear tests, a cervical cancer charity has said.
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The objectives of this study were to determine if gynecologic conditions are being discovered for women 40 years and older and describe the interventions planned. Retrospective analyses were conducted on records from a hospital-based gynecology clinic yielding 283 charts. The majority of patients were diagnosed with new gynecologic conditions and had Pap smears performed. The follow-up for these patients included prescriptions, education, and diagnostic workup.
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Cervical cancer screening in Britain has fallen to an all-time low, with nearly five million women overdue for testing.
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