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Tanzania:State Eyes Universal Cervical Cancer Screening
[Daily News] EACH public health centre will be providing initial cervical cancer treatment by December next year in efforts to fight the deadly malady, the government declared yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening? HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening?
Cotesting with both Pap smear and HPV testing is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Only one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Just one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening, according to a study presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. The research in nearly 5,400 women also found that only 5% knew about mammography for early detection of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PET/MRI could help diagnose kidney transplant infection
Researchers in Germany are developing a novel PET/MRI approach to determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Reduced FDG dose levels for PET/MRI show mixed results PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings PET/MRI enhances data on cervical cancer patients Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/MRI proves effective for neuroendocrine tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo Unveils Stronger Strategy Against Cancer
[Govt of SA] KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has unveiled a new Government policy which will save many lives and enhance the early detection of breast and cervical cancer, improving the rate of treatment and cure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HPV testing is better than the Pap test at detecting cervical cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that testing for cervical cancer using HPV testing in addition to the Pap smear is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer deaths: a blind spot in global women ’s health
Research articleCervical cancer deaths: a blind spot in global women ’s healthNovember 13, 2017Originally published in The Lancet Global Health BlogAuthor :  Claire FotheringhamClaire Fotheringham is a medical doctor and specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, working with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières in the Women’s Health Unit based in Sydney, Australia.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab may only need 3 smear tests for cervical cancer in their lifetime, a study suggests.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Smear tests could be cut to three in a lifetime
At the moment women in England are invited for cervical cancer screening 12 times between the ages of 25 and 64. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer jab women will 'only need three smears'
Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IUDs Linked to Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer IUDs Linked to Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer
Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don ’ t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Women Who Use IUDs May Have A Lower Risk Of Cervical Cancer
One possible reason for this link is that IUDs might trigger an immune response that helps fight HPV infections. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Rare Childhood Disease
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Women Urged to Undergo Cervical Screening
[Nyasa Times] In a drive to reduce cases of cervical cancer in the country, the Community of St Egidio through its Disease Relief Excellent and Advanced Means (DREAM) in conjuction with the Ministry of Health (MoH) embarked on a campaign of screening women for early treatment and the latest being Phalombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease
THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease, a new study suggests. It's believed that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HPV jab means women only need 3 cervical screens in a lifetime
(Cancer Research UK) Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

IUDs linked to lower risk of cervical cancer
(Reuters Health) - Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don ’t use this form of birth control, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Greater Cervical Cancer Screening Intensity May Have Tradeoffs Greater Cervical Cancer Screening Intensity May Have Tradeoffs
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Cervical Cancer, HPV (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
Title: IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Call for women to get life-saving smear test after uptake drops
Public Health England has issued a fresh appeal to young women to take up the invitation of a cervical cancer test as new figures published show a fall in the number of 25 to 29-year-old women being tested. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cervical screening coverage rates in England fall
Cervical screening coverage fell by 0.7 percentage points last year Related items fromOnMedica Full screening uptake would prevent 83% of cervical cancer deaths Online resource aims to halt decline in cervical cancer screening uptake Cervical screening Lesbian and bisexual women missing out on cervical screening Encouraging women to attend cervical screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IUDs may cut risk of cervical cancer by a third, study indicates
More work is needed to understand how the contraceptive device works to protect against cancer, but researchers say discovery could be “very impactful”Women who use intrauterine contraceptive devices may also be cutting their chances of getting cervical cancer, according to a new study.Research from theKeck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California analysed data from several observational studies involving more than 12,000 women worldwide. The results, published in the journal Obstetrics& Gynecology, showed that in women who used an intrauterine device (IUD) the incidence of cervical cance...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Medical research Science Cervical cancer Society HPV vaccine Health Contraception and family planning Women Source Type: news

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
IUD contraceptive devices may reduce a woman's risk of cervical cancer by about a third, a new review concludes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IUD coil may cut cervical cancer risk by 30%
Researchers at the University of South California found 'very strong' evidence the IUD coil protects women against cervical cancer, and found no other reason for the association. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1.2million women a year miss cervical cancer screening  
Nearly a third of women ignored smear test invitations last year, figures show. Health bosses urged GPs to provide more convenient appointments in a bid increase uptake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 -- IUD contraceptive devices may reduce a woman's risk of cervical cancer by about a third, a new review concludes. Researchers think IUDs might promote an immune response that kills off human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

IUDs may have a surprising benefit: Protection against cervical cancer
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that IUD use is associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mecklenburg County's new health director takes aim at culture
Mecklenburg County ’s new health director, Alma “Gibbie” Harris, officially started on the job this week. But she’s been in Charlotte for the better part of this year as a consultant with Praxis Partners for Health, a company she co-founded, and then as interim director after the resignation of Marcus Plescia amid criticism for the agency’s failure to notify at least 185 women about their risk for cervical cancer following testing at health department clinics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Laura Williams-Tracy Source Type: news

Nigeria:Amosun's Free Cancer Screening Saves 1,000 Women in Ogun
[This Day] Over 1,000 women are said to have benefited from the free breast and cervical cancer test awareness programmes put in place by the Uplift Development Foundation in Ogun State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

' Important' Progress in Gynecologic Cancers: ESMO 2017'Important' Progress in Gynecologic Cancers: ESMO 2017
Dr Banerjee discusses advances in ovarian and cervical cancers presented at ESMO 2017.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Regular Cervical Cancer Screening Is Key
[Zimbabwe Standard] The National Aids Council (NAC) has made a deliberate effort to incorporate cancer into the response to HIV. This follows the realisation that 60% of all new cancer cases are HIV-related. NAC has been programming for cancer prevention and management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Men who perform oral sex on women 'more at risk of mouth and throat cancers'
Conclusion This study uses a large amount of national data to give us an idea about which groups of people have the greatest risk of carrying potentially cancer-causing oral HPV . But while oral HPV may increase people's risk of mouth and throat cancers, the actual number who would go on to develop cancer is extremely small. This study has limitations, which are worth bearing in mind: It only looked at whether people had oral HPV at a single point in time. This makes it difficult to know at what point they became infected and how much this could be down to other risk factors such as smoking, oral sex and number of partne...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Kenya:At Least 8 Women Die Daily From Cervical Cancer
[Capital FM] Nairobi -According to Ministry of Health, between seven to eight women die every day as a result of cervical cancer and it's the third leading cause of deaths in the country after infectious and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thousands of studies could be flawed due to contaminated cells
This study shows why it is important for researchers to consistently take these steps. The authors of the current research make a number of suggestions for additional improvements to the current situation, including that: papers reporting on the discovery of misidentified cell lines need to be clearly labelled so that other researchers can easily find them to make sure they don't "spread" misleading research in their own publications those aiming to clean up the contamination problem should write about the contamination, using social media campaigns and general media coverage to highlight the issue and insp...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Smoking and Tobacco Men and Boys Vaccination and Immunization Infections Source Type: news

Oral HPV Affects More Men Than Women
This explains why throat cancers in men are now more common than cervical cancers in women. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia:Nearly 1,000 Women Screened for Cancer Last Friday
[New Era] Ongwediva -The Ongwediva private hospital, Medipark, screened 937 women for breast and cervical cancer on Friday, as part of its breast, cervical and prostate cancer awareness campaign at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Smoking and Tobacco Men and Boys Vaccination and Immunization Infections Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Family Planning Clinics Can Help Screen for Cervical Cancer'
[Daily News] AS cases of cervical cancer increase, screening services with existing family planning clinics can increase access to the services and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters
Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cervical Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer survivor has given birth after surgery
Rachel Bainbridge, 29, from Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, had her cervix removed but uterus left intact after having key-hole surgery, which allowed her to become pregnant and go into remission. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genmab and Seattle Genetics to perform Phase II trial for cervical cancer
Genmab and Seattle Genetics have collaborated to evaluate tisotumab vedotin in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients suffering from recurrent and/or metastatic cervical cancer. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Why HIV+ Women Get Late Cervical Cancer
[Monitor] Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death for HIV positive women in Uganda. This is because they report with the cancer at a very late stage according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Why HIV+ Women Get Late Cervical Cancer
[Monitor] Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death for HIV positive women in Uganda. This is because they report with the cancer at a very late stage according to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Cervical Cancer Screening Vital - Cham
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) has underscored the importance for women to undergo cervical cancer screening saying Malawi has the highest prevalence rate of the disease and it is one of the major causes of deaths among women in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

School vaccinations 'cut cervical cancer alerts by 41%'
The number of young women in Scotland showing early signs has plummeted since a school vaccination programme began. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news