Kenya: Vaccinate Girls to Save Them From Cervical Cancer - Bosire
[Nation] Despite the world convening for ICPD25+ in 2019 and Global leaders making commitments to safeguard the health of women and young girls, there continues to be increased opposition against reproductive rights of women; opposition that has hindered access to safe reproductive services including cervical cancer prevention interventions. As a young girl who grew up in the slums of Kibera, in an environment where quality, affordable and timely healthcare did not exist, this reality remains true for many young gi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Turn Up for Screening of Cancer, Kagera Residents Told
[Daily News] KAGERA residents have been urged to turn up for screening of cervical cancer, with indications suggesting that the disease was on the increase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer prevention week 18-24 January
Cervical screening in primary care should continue to be prioritised alongside cancer referrals, including both high risk and regular call/recall invitations to screening. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating cervical cancer
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating cervical cancer. If your health care provider determines that you have cervical cancer, you'll have further tests to determine the extent, or stage, of your cancer. Treatment for cervical cancer depends on several factors, including the stage of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel organoid models: Illuminating path to cervical cancers
(University of W ü rzburg) How do tumors develop in the cervix? Many new details are now known about this question. This is also thanks to Dr. Cindrilla Chumduri from the Biocentre at the University of W ü rzburg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast, Cervical, CRC Screening Below Healthy People 2020 Targets
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Receipt of screening tests for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers was below national Heathy People 2020 targets in 2018, according to research published in the Jan. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report
For the first time, transmission of cancer via the birth canal has been documented: the mothers had cervical cancer, the infants later developed lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report
For the first time, transmission of cancer via the birth canal has been documented: the mothers had cervical cancer, the infants later developed lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Two babies 'caught' cancer from their mothers during childbirth
They likely inhaled cervical cancer cells that had mixed with amniotic fluid in their mothers' birth canals, and the cancer took hold in their lungs. Only 20 cases have been reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Who needs a Pap smear, when and why?
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about detecting cervical cancer. A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer. A Pap smear also can detect changes in cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. Early-stage cervical [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Patients in Canada missing recommended cancer screenings
A significant number of people in Canada are missing timely screening tests...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer delays: Counting COVID-19's hidden costs USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Women who smoke are less likely to get cancer screening Are older Americans screened too much for cancer? ASTRO: Cervical cancer deaths rise as women's centers close (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New research in JNCCN highlights dangerous disparities for life-saving cancer screening
(National Comprehensive Cancer Network) New research in the January 2021 issue ofJNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds more than a third of eligible people miss timely screening tests for colorectal cancer and at least a quarter appear to miss timely screening tests for breast and cervical cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Screening can catch cervical cancer early
HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer. And during January, Cervical Health Awareness Month, women are encouraged to receive the HPV vaccine. They also are encouraged to schedule a screening that can find precancerous conditions of the cervix. HPV infection and early cervical cancer don't cause noticeable symptoms, so regular screenings can detect changes in the cervix [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 11, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cervical cancer symptoms: Bleeding after sex is a warning sign of the disease
CERVICAL cancer is diagnosed in around 3,200 women in the UK each year. Affecting the neck of the womb, bleeding post coitus is one warning sign of the disease - what are the other symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Katie McGlynn health: Ex Coronation Street star 'did feel really down'
KATIE MCGLYNN'S sad departure from Coronation Street had fans tearing up, as her character Sinead Tinker passed away from cervical cancer. Since then, the actress has had health concerns of her own. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about cervical cancer?
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about cervical cancer. Early-stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. Indications of more advanced cervical cancer include vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause; watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Brianna Clarke says she won’t be taking it. “I don’t trust the vaccine,” the 22-year-old says. “I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” Clarke, who lives in Willingboro, N.J., is among a significant number of Black Americans who are skeptical of the healthcare industry in general and, critically, the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, more specifically. Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S. has averaged in the neighborhood of 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per d...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dezimey Kum Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Sixfold increase in risk
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has quantified the effects of an infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on the development of cervical cancer. Their results show that the risk of developing cervical cancer is six times higher in women who are infected with HIV. Southern and Eastern Africa are particularly affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene could help predict response to cervical cancer treatment
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have identified a potential diagnostic marker that could help predict how likely someone with cervical cancer is to respond to the standard treatment of chemotherapy and radiation.The scientists found that PACS-1, a gene that resides on a small segment of the long arm of chromosome 11, is overexpressed in cancer tissues, which can result in cancer growth and spread.  Further, they discovered that translocation of the PACS-1 protein from outside to inside the cell nucleus — a function required for normal cell growth — plays a role in the development of cervical cancer that is r...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

We All Deserve Protection From Covid-19
Credit: United NationsBy Adaora OkoliNEW ORLEANS, US, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) When I contracted Ebola virus disease in August 2014 while working as a medical doctor in a well-known private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, I was denied access to a potential cure. For 15 days, I battled for my life in a debilitated isolation ward, not knowing if I would survive. But American aid workers who contracted Ebola were administered Zmapp, a monoclonal antibody treatment, which reduces the relative risk of death from Ebola by 40% as well as shorten the duration of stay in the Ebola treatment units. They survived. We were told that Zmapp was e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adaora Okoli Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gene could help predict response to cervical cancer treatment
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA researchers have identified a potential diagnostic marker that could help predict how likely someone with cervical cancer is to respond to the standard treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This article provides a theoretical clarification of the concept "social cohesion" as it relates to health behaviors and outcomes, uncovering the critical attributes, antecedents, and consequences of social cohesion and reflecting on its future in health literature.     Read more   View More Research ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cervical cancer survival may improve by targeting senescent " zombie " cells
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) How well women with cervical cancer respond to treatment and survive correlates with the level of 10 proteins in their blood that also are associated with a " zombie " cell state called senescence, Medical College of Georgia scientists report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Impact of Increased Screening in Preventing Cancer Deaths Impact of Increased Screening in Preventing Cancer Deaths
Using statistical models, this study assessed the number of potential deaths that could be prevented by increasing screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic having devastating impact on access to cervical cancer screening
THE Covid-19 pandemic has widened inequalities in access to cervical cancer screening and could reverse an improvement in coverage last year, a charity has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 250,000 women are overdue cervical smear tests this year due to Covid-19
Some 3.2million women in England have been screened for the cancer in the last 12 months, down 240,000 on the 3.43million checked last year. The NHS shut down in March to free up beds for Covid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: HPV infection and cancer in men
HPV infection is a viral infection that often is transmitted sexually or through other skin-to-skin contact. While HPV is linked to cervical cancer in women, it can cause cancer in men, too. And the risks for men are different. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, and most infections don't lead to cancer. However, men [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 25, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Yet to Embrace Hpv Vaccination
[Monitor] he magic bullet to stop the infamous cervical cancer rise, according to experts lies in Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Countries have since launched several vaccination campaigns as recommended by different world health bodies and specific organisations in the cancer battle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Investing in HPV Vaccination for Boys and Girls Can Take Us Closer to Eliminating Cervical Cancer
[Daily Maverick] While Covid-19 has turned the world on its head, it has also provided a moment for us to reconsider investment in the health of our communities. The choice to strengthen capacity across the health system to target cervical cancer prevention and control is both moral and economic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Have Released A Plan To Eradicate Cervical Cancer Once & For All
As treatments and preventions have become more widespread over the last four decades the WHO have outlined a plan to eradicate cervical cancer globally. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

The WHO Has Released A Plan To Eradicate Cervical Cancer
As treatments and preventions have become more widespread over the last four decades the WHO have outlined a plan to eradicate cervical cancer globally. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Campaign to Eliminate Cervical Cancer
[This Day] As the world marked a new dawn in the campaign against the scourge of Cervical Cancer with emphasis on concerted effort to eliminate the virus, Nigeria is faced with the onerous challenge of saving her female folk from the avoidable disease that claimed over 14,000 lives in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Unveils Strategy to End Cervical Cancer
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation Tuesday launched a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Chats On Private Parts and Cervical Cancer Are Helping to Defeat the Disease in Africa
[WHO] Playing on radios across Zambia this month is an upbeat piano snippet with a female radio personality speaking words of warning for women that have always been considered taboo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why ARE women over 64 not screened for cervical cancer?
At the age of 37, Marie (now 69) was one of the first to benefit from the screening programme when it was introduced in 1988, and she believes it has kept her alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO rolls out plan to rid world of cervical cancer, saving millions of lives
The World Health Organization (WHO) set out a strategy on Tuesday for eliminating cervical cancer, which would avoid the death of an estimated five million women and girls from the disease, by 2050. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Myths Slow Down Fight Against Cervical Cancer in Wajir
[Nation] Last February Wajir County, in partnership with the Health Care Global Cancer Centre Kenya (HCGCCK), conducted cancer screening for women and girls at the Wajir Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rare Event: Iatrogenic Injury During Cervical Cancer Screening Rare Event: Iatrogenic Injury During Cervical Cancer Screening
A new study finds that in rare instances, women with invasive cervical cancer experience medical complications during their diagnostic workup.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

IMRT New Standard of Care for High-Risk Cervical Cancer IMRT New Standard of Care for High-Risk Cervical Cancer
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy was as effective as three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy but was associated with significantly less morbidity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

In memoriam: Helene Brown, 91, ‘political oncologist’ who campaigned for cancer research, prevention
Helene Brown, a UCLA alumna  and member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center who was a trailblazing advocate for cancer research and public education about the disease, died Oct. 4 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 91.Brown began serving as director of community applications of research at the Jonsson Cancer Center in 1982, following several decades of activism in cancer prevention and early detection. During her tenure at UCLA, she was the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership in addressing cervical and breast cancer issues in the political arena.Although she had no formal medical training,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Risk of injuries around diagnosis of cervical cancer and its precursor lesions: a nationwide cohort study in Sweden - Shen Q, Lu D, Andrae B, Schelin MEC, Sj ölander A, Cao Y, Sparén P, Fang F.
BACKGROUND: Highly increased risk of injuries has been noted around the time of cancer diagnosis. Whether there is a similar increase in risk around the diagnosis of cervical cancer and its precursor lesions was unknown. METHODS: We performed a cohort ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ASTRO releases rectal cancer RT guideline
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released a new guideline...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy ASTRO critiques eviCore's benefits management policy New officers elected to ASTRO board ASTRO releases first cervical cancer guidelines ASTRO switches to online annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Ladies Fight Cervical Cancer
[The Herald] Senior Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rate of Injuries Increased Around Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- Women with invasive cervical cancer (ICC) have an increased rate of iatrogenic and noniatrogenic injuries during diagnostic workup, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women with cervical cancer may have increased risk of injury during diagnostic workup
(American Association for Cancer Research) Among women participating in cervical cancer screening in Sweden, those with a diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer had an increased risk of iatrogenic injuries (as a consequence of medical intervention) and non-iatrogenic injuries (caused by accidents and self-harm) requiring hospitalization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When your bleeding could be a sign of cervical cancer: How to know when you're at risk
CERVICAL cancer symptoms may be difficult to spot, as they may be easily confused for something less serious. You may be at risk of a tumour if you notice a subtle change to your period, or if you have unusual bleeding from the vagina. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia Improves HIV Care through Training and High-Quality Services
October 16, 2020Between 2015 and 2019, IntraHealth International’sUSAID HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project (UTAP) helped 42,578 HIV-positive clients in Namibia begin antiretroviral therapy (ART), conducted a nurse training program, increased the number of community adherence groups from 40 to 484, and helped roll out an electronic patient management system for the country.In 2018, an estimated200,000 people were living with HIV in Namibia, with regions in the north and capital city having thehighest burden. Now Namibia is one of three sub-Saharan African countries that have achieved the UNAIDS 90-90-9...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Namibia USAID HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project & AIDS Source Type: news

Cytology/HPV Co-testing for Detection of Cervical Cancer Cytology/HPV Co-testing for Detection of Cervical Cancer
This study evaluated the contributions of liquid-based cytology and HPV testing in cervical cancer screening co-testing. Is the cytology component still of value?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Four of the key cervical cancer symptoms that you should know - and when to see a doctor
CERVICAL cancer symptoms may be difficult to spot, as they may be easily confused for something less serious. But these are the key warning signs of a tumour, including a change to your period or unexplained bleeding from the vagina. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news