Mother is calling for yearly NHS screening after she developed terminal cancer between tests
Ellie Taylor, 30, from Newbury in Berkshire, developed cervical cancer from nothing during the three-year period between her smear tests and is warning the NHS tests are too far apart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract
BMA says decision ‘is only right’ – it campaigned for Capita to lose contract after shambolic failures Related items fromOnMedica Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women who miss their cancer screening at the clinic will now be offered home kits
Women across the UK will be offered DIY smear tests in a bid to cut cervical cancer deaths. Kits will be sent to women in the post, enabling them to take their own sample at home and return it to the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother dies of cervical cancer after missing just ONE smear test 
Carly Gorst, of Speke, Liverpool, discovered she had a four-inch tumour in her cervix in December 2017 after she began bleeding heavily. She endured surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women face delays in smear test results
Surge in number of smear tests come as laboratories prepare for shake-up Related items fromOnMedica Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates Social media could help raise breast screening take-up Armed forces wives at greater risk of perinatal depression Cervical screening intervals should be extended Breast cancer age profile younger in non-white women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Screening service in 'meltdown' as more women attend smears
Public health campaign triggers surge in numbers attending cervical screenings at ‘worst possible time’Women could be forced to wait months for cervical cancer screening results because the planned closure of dozens of laboratories has left the service in “meltdown”, the Guardian has been told.The crisis has been triggered by a surge in numbers of women attending smear tests following a governmentpublic awareness campaign launched earlier this month. The campaign coincides with an exodus of biomedical scientists due to a restructuring process that will reduce nearly 50 hospital screening laboratorie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: NHS Health Cervical cancer Health policy Public services policy Science Society Politics UK news Source Type: news

Standard Brachytherapy Underused in Cervical Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Black race, higher-stage disease tied to lower likelihood of receiving boost (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 17, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Nursing staff set up cervical cancer test clinic for hospital colleagues
A team of nursing staff in the North West have set up a smear test clinic for hospital employees in a bid to help encourage those who are busy caring for patients, to look after themselves too. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Chemical probe can regulate signaling pathway and block cell invasion by arboviruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Dysregulation of the signaling pathway known as the beta-catenin-dependent Wnt can also cause embryo malformation and contribute for the development of breast and cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early menopause in smokers linked to bladder cancer
Longitudinal data used from over 220,000 nurses Related items fromOnMedica Breast cancer rate falls with decline in HRT use Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Women consider legal action over cancer link breast implants Some irregular cervical lesions could be monitored rather that treated immediately Women who were not offered breast screening have been contacted (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother, 44, who 'thought she had a chest infection' dies from lung cancer
Julie Newman, from Hull, beat cervical cancer after a shock diagnosis in 2007. She had spent years campaigning the importance of getting a smear test to other women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: HPV Vaccine
-- The human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical, throat, vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer. To reduce your child's risk, the American Cancer Society encourages the vaccine. Here are some fast facts from the ACS. The HPV vaccine: Is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Third of under-30s in Wales snub cervical smear tests
Despite being the most common cancer in younger women, the uptake for cervical screening is falling. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There ’ s No Evidence It ’ s Better.
High-tech surgical robots aren ’ t an improvement over traditional operations, the F.D.A. warns. For some patients, the robots may be worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Cervical Cancer Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Robots and Robotics Mastectomy Hysterectomies Medical Devices Food and Drug Administration Intuitive Surgical Inc Ramirez, Pedro T Source Type: news

Women consider legal action over cancer link breast implants
They say they were not sufficiently informed of risks associated with Allergan Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Social media could help raise breast screening take-up Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why it shouldn’t take a tragic star to shake women out of apathy: DR MAX on cervical cancer 
DR MAX: Seven women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and two die from it every day. But if all eligible women attended screenings, more than 80 per cent of deaths would be prevented. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Break the Menstrual Taboo
In India, less than 10 percent of women and girls have access to sanitary products. Many are forced to seek alternatives, from old rags to newspapers. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 8 2019 (IPS)It is time to rise up and fight a long neglected taboo: menstruation.Marking International Women’s Day, United Nations human rights experts called on the international community to break taboos around menstruation, noting its impacts on women and girls’ human rights.“Persistent harmful socio-cultural norms, stigma, misconceptions and taboos around menstruation, continue to lead t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Internationa Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer Clinic Opened At Jinja Hospital
[Monitor] Jinja -The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has opened a cervical cancer testing and treatment centre at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital to increase access to quality cancer care in Busoga Sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT aids in melanoma treatment assessment
Researchers have developed a new FDG-PET/CT-based approach to better monitor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New PET tracer could aid melanoma detection FDG-PET/CT fails for peripheral T-cell lymphoma outcomes PET/CT predicts success of rad therapy for spinal mets FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Campaign urges women to attend cervical screening
PHE drops ‘smear’ word as one in four eligible women in England misses screening – a 20-year low Related items fromOnMedica Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother tells of her heartbreak after 25-year-old daughter died of cervical cancer
Emma Fisk, from Yorkshire, begged for a screening after suffering a string of symptoms in 2013, but was refused because she was considered too young to be at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Societies renew call to pull ultrasound contrast warning
The ultrasound community is taking another run at removing the "black box"...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from RSNA 2018 in Chicago ICUS applauds payment changes for CEUS Drop ultrasound contrast agent warning, society says Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer Fans of contrast ultrasound celebrate FDA approval (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'Childbirth saved my life': Mother's cancer is found during labour
Carla Woods, from Caerphilly in Wales, had no idea she had cervical cancer until her midwife spotted a lump while Mrs Woods was giving birth to her second daughter, Freya, now 14 months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government launches first cervical cancer campaign after women getting tests drops to 21-year low
The campaign, which will run for six weeks, is being overseen by Public Health England and endorsed by Christine Lampard, presenter of ITV’s Loose Women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student-Designed Cervical Models Are Helping With Cervical Cancer Training In Malawi
Instead of conventional meat-based models, students from the Malawi Polytechnic and Rice University have designed gel-based models of the cervix that are substantially cheaper, more portable, and frankly more palatable. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Source Type: news

Why are BAME girls less likely to get the HPV jab?
The vaccine stops infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, which causes over 99% of cervical cancers (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Robotic Surgery For Breast, Cervical Cancer? What You Need To Know
Even though, " they did surgery on a grape, " check whether the FDA has approved robot-assisted surgery for a procedure before getting it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Cautions Against the Off Label Use of Surgical Robotics
Off-label use medical device use is a tricky subject and one that has been at the center of many heated debates. It is strictly against the law for manufacturers to promote their products for off-label use, however, physicians have the discretion to use a device in an off-label manner if such use might be beneficial to the patient. One area where this practice has become particularly touchy is robotically-assisted surgery. FDA issued a safety note Thursday to doctors and patients urging caution when using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries. â...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer
[VOA] Malawi officials say the country has the world's highest rate of cervical cancer, but only two oncologists serving the nation of 17 million people. In an effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths, the government has rolled out a massive vaccine campaign against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: A Man's Journey to Fighting Cervical Cancer, One Step at a Time
[Nation] For many women, especially in rural areas, being diagnosed with cancer is a nightmare. Many of them are unable to access treatment because they can't afford it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fifth of women think smear test detects ovarian cancer
Charity calls for campaign to increase awareness of the disease and its symptoms Related items fromOnMedica Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Encouraging women to attend cervical screening Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Public Health England offers £600K to prevent HIV (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cervical ‘ Microbiome ’ Could Help Predict Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Cervical 'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer
Women with the high-grade pre-cancerous cervical lesions had a more abundant and diverse mix of bacteria in their cervical microbiomes than women who had no lesions or less serious lesions, according to the study published recently in the journal mBio. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- The community of bacteria or " microbiome " in a woman's cervix might be a harbinger of her risk for cervical cancer, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers used genetic analysis to identify bacteria present in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cervical 'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer Risk
Title: Cervical 'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical 'Microbiome' Could Help Predict Cancer Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ME & MY OPERATION: Why radiotherapy with a needle could beat cervical cancer
Karen Corrigan, 55, a mother-of-four from Colchester in Essex, tried a brand new treatment for cervical cancer called brachytherapy. This is her story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- In the absence of further intervention, in the next 50 years, an estimated 44.4 million women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer globally, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in The Lancet Oncology. Kate T.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100
Title: Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - February 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Infections in Decline, Thanks to Vaccines
The new study finds that rates of infection with HPV 16 or 18 -- the two strains most heavily implicated in cervical cancer -- have markedly declined between 2008 and 2014. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Review calls on nursing staff for ideas on cancer screening services
A professor leading a review into national cervical, breast and bowel examination schemes has called for nurses and other staff members to give ideas and views to help inform recommendations for the future of cancer screenings. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rates for two types of cancer-linked HPV strains have plummeted since the HPV vaccine was rolled out
A new study from the CDC found cases of women positive for HPV types 16 and 18 - responsible for about 70% of cervical cancers worldwide - fell by more than 30% from 2008 to 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two types of HPV linked to cervical cancer have declined since the advent of the HPV vaccine
(American Association for Cancer Research) An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that have been targeted by vaccination since 2006 have declined, accounting for a smaller proportion of cervical disease. The study offers evidence that HPV vaccination reduced the incidence of infections that can lead to cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100
Following two recommendations could prevent millions of cases of cancer, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer will be 'ELIMINATED by 2100' thanks to life-saving HPV vaccine and improved testing
Researchers from the Cancer Council New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, made the prediction - which could see 1,000 British women saved from the disease annually. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research
Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research.The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which protects against the virus that causes most cases, has dramatically reduced incidences of cervical cancer wherever uptake has been high. There are hopes that the jab given to young girls, together with occasional HPV screening, could end the scourge of a disease that kills more than 300,000 women globally every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer HPV vaccine Health Society Vaccines and immunisation Biology Science World news World Health Organization Australia news Europe Japan Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions
(American Society for Microbiology) Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But bacteria may play an important role, too. New research suggests that the cervical microbiome may influence HPV infection more than researchers previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news