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'Moderate' Precancerous Cervical Lesions May Not Need Treatment: Study

Posted 19 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 – A new study calls for regular monitoring of "moderate" cervical lesions that might point to the potential for cancer later on, rather than immediate treatment. Moderate cervical lesions – formally known as cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 2 (CIN2) – are abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix. CIN is not cervical cancer, but does have the potential to ...

Cancer-Causing HPV Can Hide in the Throat

Posted 7 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 – Human papilloma virus (HPV) could be lurking in your throat. It's known that strains of the virus can cause cervical cancer. And the virus can also cause certain forms of head and neck cancer, according to researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. Testing can detect HPV before it leads to cervical cancer. However, that's not the case for ...

5 Things You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

Posted 1 Dec 2017 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 – A little knowledge can go a long way in the fight against cervical cancer. In fact, the more women know about the disease, the greater their chances of being able to prevent it, say cancer experts from the City of Hope, a cancer treatment and research center in California. Death rates from cervical cancer have fallen by more than 50 percent in the past four decades as ...

Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 – If you're a woman who's been given the all-clear after one or more combination tests for cervical cancer, you can probably wait five years between screenings, a new large study suggests. The combination of tests for cervical cancer includes a test to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the test commonly known as the Pap test. HPV is a virus that causes almost all ...

HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease

Posted 9 Nov 2017 by

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 disease – recurrent respiratory papillomatosis – occurs in children when HPV type 6 or 11 spreads from mother to child around the time of birth. Some ...

Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men

Posted 20 Oct 2017 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 – Smoking and oral sex may be a deadly combo that raises a man's risk for head and neck cancer, a new study suggests. The key factor is transmission of oral strains of the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be passed through oral sex. In fact, men who smoke and have five or more partners with whom they've had oral sex – in this study, that typically meant ...

1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV

Posted 16 Oct 2017 by

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 – Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection is most likely for those who have had multiple oral sexual partners, are gay or bisexual, or who also have genital HPV infection, a team of U.S. ...

HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel

Posted 12 Sep 2017 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 – An influential U.S. panel of health experts is boosting support for the HPV test as a routine part of cervical cancer screening. The independent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) – which issues closely heeded guidelines on a range of medical issues – says the test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) can be used once every five years for women aged 30 to 65, ...

Health Tip: Getting the HPV Vaccine

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

-- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that has been linked to cancer of the cervix and a host of other cancers. The HPV vaccine is designed to prevent infection by the HPV-16 and HPV-18 strains of the virus, which are responsible for about 70 percent of cervical cancers, the American Cancer Society says. The virus also can lead to cancers of the anus, penis, vagina and ...

Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Posted 6 Jul 2017 by

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 – Cancer death rates are declining overall in the United States, but they are higher and falling more slowly in rural America, a new federal government report shows. "While geography alone can't predict your risk of cancer, it can impact prevention, diagnosis and treatment opportunities – and that's a significant public health problem in the U.S.," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, ...

Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA

Posted 8 Feb 2017 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 – Women can reduce their risk of cervical cancer through vaccination and screening, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. In 2016, nearly 13,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 4,100 will die from the disease, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The FDA wants to make women aware of how to protect themselves ...

How Is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter?

Posted 18 Dec 2016 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 – Twitter conversations regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine – which protects against sexually transmitted infections – tend to be positive, researchers say. Despite the vaccine's effectiveness, some oppose its use and voice their opinions on social media. So Drexel University researchers decided to assess what's being said on Twitter about the vaccine for ...

Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates

Posted 6 Dec 2016 by

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 – Brazilian bikini waxing and similar forms of personal grooming may be all the rage, but they come with a heightened risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease, new research suggests. The study found that frequent groomers of pubic hair are three to four times more likely to contract a sexually transmitted infection, such as herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) or ...

Two Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

Posted 22 Nov 2016 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 – New global research confirms that two doses of the vaccine for HPV, rather than three, can protect younger teens against the sexually transmitted virus. Based on this study and others, U.S. government health officials revised their guidelines last month to recommend a two-dose regimen for teens younger than 15. Prior to that revised guideline, three doses were ...

Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World

Posted 2 Nov 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 – Anal cancer rates are on the rise in many countries. But vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) – a virus linked to the development of anal cancer – may help curb rates of the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The data included 18 countries. The investigators found that anal cancer ...

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