Single-Visit Cervical Screening Strategy Picks Up Suspect Lesions Single-Visit Cervical Screening Strategy Picks Up Suspect Lesions
A single-visit cervical cancer screening strategy, trialed in a low-income setting in China, maximizes detection rates and minimizes loss to follow-up at a very low cost of $6 per test.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Shocking' Results With Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy'Shocking' Results With Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
The surprising results of two new studies prompt a warning from Dr Maurie Markman that minimally invasive radical hysterectomy should not be considered standard of care for early cervical cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

NHS England announces a ‘major overhaul’ of cancer screening programmes
A top-to-bottom review has been launched into the screening services after private firm, Capita, failed to send cervical screening reminders and results and waited two months to tell the NHS about the error. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capita waited two months to tell NHS England about cervical screening letter issues
Capita failed to deliver over 47,000 cervical cancer screening letters to patients - an issues it knew about two months before informing NHS England.  The private company admitted to our sister publication Pulse, where this article was first published, that it had discovered the error in August, but only told NHS England in October. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Cervical smear blunder affects thousands
More than 40,000 women left in dark over screening error Related items fromOnMedica Is Capita too vital to fail? GP back-office privatisation 'put patients at risk' Capita primary care outsourcing was ‘shambles’ say MPs The HPV vaccine and cervical screening The risk factors for cervical cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

At-Home Cervical Swab Kit Offers Valid Results (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings support future use of high-risk HPV self-collection to increase cervical cancer screening (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

BMA: Capita failed to deliver over 47,000 cervical cancer screening letters
The BMA has urged NHS England to end Capita’s contract for GP back office services, after it failed to deliver correspondence relating to cervical cancer screening to 47,700 women.  The BMA has written to NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens after becoming aware of the issue, which it said mainly relates to appointment invitations or reminder letters, but does include some screening results. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Nearly 50,000 women are 'at risk of cervical cancer' because of an NHS system error
A blunder by the company Capita, which failed to send letters to thousands of women inviting them to cervical screening appointments, has been called 'incredibly serious' and 'appalling' by experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women At Risk for Cervical Cancer Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women At Risk for Cervical Cancer
Kits to self-test for human papillomavirus (HPV) mailed to underserved women helped to identify virtually all of those with high-risk HPV oncogenic types, in a proof-of-principle study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bukoba Referral Hospital Gets Cancer Screening Devices
[Daily News] BUKOBA Regional Referral Hospital has acquired essential devices to screen cervical and prostate cancer in efforts to improve health delivery to majority of the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening
The Our Girl star admits putting off cervical cancer screening but tells women it was not painful. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop Cervical Cancer Screening at 75, or 55 if HPV Test Negative Stop Cervical Cancer Screening at 75, or 55 if HPV Test Negative
Women with a negative HPV test at age 55 can stop screening, but women using cytology testing should continue to age 75, authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Kuwala Health Media Trust in Fundraising Drive
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Kuwala Health Media Trust has organized a fundraising luncheon scheduled for November 24, 2018 to raise funds for buying cervical cancer diagnosis equipment for its clinic in Mzuzu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mailed HPV tests can help find women at-risk for cervical cancer, study finds
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) n the journal Obstetrics& Gynecology, researchers published the results of mailing at-home, HPV self-collection kits to 193 low-income women in North Carolina who were overdue for screening according to national guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Continue to Lag in U.S.
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- HPV vaccination rates are still too low to cut cervical cancer cases as much as is possible in the United States, a new report warns. While HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination has increased in recent years, rates remain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Robot arm assists with PET/CT-guided needle biopsies
By combining a robotic arm-assisted needle navigation system with PET/CT, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT fails for peripheral T-cell lymphoma outcomes FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too PET/CT key to NIH's tuberculosis research plan PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Importance of cervical cancer screening with HPV test, Pap test or both
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I?m a 32-year-old woman, and I?ve always gotten a Pap test at the recommended time. Now my doctor suggests that I get an HPV test, too. Why would I need both? Won?t the Pap show if there are any problems? ANSWER: This is a great question as this area generates a lot [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
Negative HPV test, HPV - cytology co - test tied to low remaining lifetime cancer risk for unvaccinated (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Continuing regular cytology screening up to age 75 years or performing an exit human papillomavirus (HPV) test to confirm the absence of oncogenic HPV strains past the age of 55 years offers preventive benefit for older women... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do Women Over 55 Need HPV Cervical Cancer Tests?
If a woman has one negative HPV DNA test at the age of 55, she probably has a very low risk of cervical cancer, and continued HPV screening would offer little benefit, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New 'sensitive' cervical cancer screening could save women from smear tests after 55
Millions of British women could now be spared the ordeal of having a smear tests after their 55th birthday, a major new study, led by McGill University in Canada, has suggested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?
Title: How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quit Cervical Ca Screening at 55 in HPV-Negative Women?
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds minimal remaining lifetime risk for cervical cancer (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - November 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New test could mean cervical cancer screening could stop sooner
Women with negative HPV DNA test may not need ongoing screening Related items fromOnMedica JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More deaths seen with less-invasive cervical cancer surgery
New research with alarming results is changing the way some hospitals treat cervical cancer ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery less effective than open surgery for cervical cancer
Early-stage cervical cancer patients who undergo a minimally invasive hysterectomy have a worse survival outlook than open surgery, two studies found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worse Survival With Minimal Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer Worse Survival With Minimal Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
For patients with early cervical cancer who undergo minimally invasive radical hysterectomy, disease-free and overall survival are worse than for patients who undergo open surgery, according to two new studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic surgery for cervical cancer led to higher risk of death, study shows
New research with alarming results is changing the way doctors treat cervical cancer. Laparoscopic surgery is a less invasive procedure that involves a small incision in the abdomen, but it led to a higher risk of death from cervical cancer, compared with patients who had a traditional hysterectomy. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the concerns. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Sx May Up Mortality in Early Cervical Cancer
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- For patients with early-stage cervical cancer, minimally invasive surgery is associated with increased mortality and worse survival than open surgery, according to two studies published online Oct. 31 in the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find
Title: Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies FindCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Lancet Oncology: For new HPV DNA test, study finds there may be little benefit in screening women aged 55 with a negative test
(The Lancet) Regular cytology screening (pap or smear test) is still the most commonly used HPV screening method, and can prevent cancers up to age 75 years, although benefits decline with age.For the newly introduced HPV DNA test, which offers a higher degree of accuracy, women aged 55 who have a negative test were predicted to be at low risk of cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is Less-Invasive Cervical Cancer Surgery Riskier?
Two new studies have found that the routinely used minimally invasive surgery for early stage cervical cancer is linked to a higher rate of recurrence, plus worse long-term survival, compared with more "open" surgeries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For Cervical Cancer Patients, Less Invasive Surgery Is Worse For Survival
Two new studies suggest that minimally invasive surgery for early stage cervical cancer patients leads to death and recurring disease more often than standard surgery through a large incision.(Image credit: Steve Gschmeissner/Getty Images/Science Photo Library) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery
New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Less-radical surgery may pose higher death risk in early cervical cancer
(Reuters Health) - Women with early cervical cancer who opt for minimally-invasive surgery die sooner and are more likely to have their tumors reappear than those who have a conventional hysterectomy, according to two studies that could dramatically change treatment for the deadly malignancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer is MORE dangerous than open operations, study finds
Less invasive surgery to remove the cervix and uterus of early stage cervical cancer patients raises the risk of death later by 65%, a Massachusetts General Hospital study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery not equal to open surgery for cervical cancer patients, study says
Among patients with early-stage cervical cancer, women who undergo minimally invasive operations have a greater risk of dying compared to those who undergo open surgeries, two new studies published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective
In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Studies Warn Against Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Compared to open surgery for cervical cancer, the less invasive approach was more likely to result in cancer recurrence and death, new studies found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Cervical Cancer Uterine Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cervix Uterus Tumors Fibroids Hysterectomies Food and Drug Administration New England Journal of Medicine Pedro T. Ramirez Johns Hopkins University Me Source Type: news

Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Surgeons have long turned to a minimally invasive means of hysterectomy when treating early stage cervical cancer. However, two new studies could change all that. Both found the approach was linked to a higher rate of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery leads to worse survival for cervical cancer patients
(Northwestern University) Minimally invasive hysterectomy, a popular procedure for early-stage cervical cancer, turns out to result in worse overall survival for cancer patients than traditional open surgery, reports a new study. More than half of hysterectomies performed for this purpose are minimally invasive. Patients are about 1.65 times more likely to die over four years with the minimally invasive surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery associated with worse survival for women with cervical cancer compared to open hysterectomy
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) When comparing standard-of-care surgical options for women with early-stage cervical cancer, two studies led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered that minimally invasive radical hysterectomy is associated with higher recurrence rates and worse overall survival (OS), compared to abdominal radical hysterectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For early cervical cancer, open hysterectomy is safer than minimally invasive surgery
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study found that the risk of death was significantly higher for women with early cervical cancer if they had a minimally invasive hysterectomy instead of open surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery for early-stage cervical cancer may increase risk of death
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by a multi-institutional research team, including Massachusetts General Hospital physicians, has found evidence that patients receiving minimally invasive radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer have an increased risk of death compared to patients treated with open surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How the secret to surviving cancer could well be inside YOUR medicine cabinet
When Jane McLelland from Fulham was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cervical cancer aged 35, doctors gave her a one-in-20 chance of surviving five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of women at risk of cervical cancer by missing smear tests
Samme Allen, a business consultant from Kingston, was diagnosed with cervical cancer after putting off a smear test for 10 years. She said she didn't feel the need to 'go to the doctor'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news