Breaking news on cervical cancer and HPV
HPV and breastfeeding: What to know published
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 04:00:00 PDT
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection. It does not usually cause severe symptoms, but some strains can increase the risk of certain cancers. Can you breastfeed if you have HPV? In this article, we look at the safety and risks to help breastfeeding women make an informed decision.
What are the most curable cancers? published
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PDT
There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.
What are the symptoms of a polyp of the cervix? published
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:00:00 PDT
Cervical polyps are small growths on the cervix. They may cause symptoms that include spotting between periods or bleeding after sexual intercourse or menopause. Causes may include high estrogen levels or chronic inflammation. It is possible to remove polyps surgically, and they do not usually return. Learn more here.
What can cause cramps and discharge? published
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Menstruation, endometriosis, and infections are all possible causes of cramps and discharge. For most people, the discomfort will pass, but severe or lasting symptoms could be more of a cause for concern. This article looks at reasons for cramps and discharge along with treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor.
Vaginal bacteria may have a role in cervical cancer published
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT
A new study reveals that microbe composition and other conditions in the vagina are linked to the development of cervical cancer in all its stages.
What causes bleeding between periods? published
Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Vaginal bleeding between periods is a common experience with many possible causes. When this occurs, a person may notice light brown spotting in their underwear after their period has ended. Hormonal changes and contraceptives are common causes, though bleeding between periods can also be a sign of certain cancers.
What causes a friable cervix? published
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:00:00 PDT
Friable cervix occurs when someone’s cervix becomes extra sensitive. Symptoms may include bleeding between periods, pain inside the vagina, or unusual discharge. Friable cervix is often caused by an STI or pregnancy but can also result from cervical cancer. In this article, we discuss causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer published
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT
It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?
How blueberries help to kill cancer cells published
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.
Cervical ectropion: What you need to know published
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT
Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, inflamed patch on the outside the cervix. Learn more.
Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk? published
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus.
How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis? published
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT
A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.
HPV and cancer: Key mechanism may suggest treatment published
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Researchers have revealed a key aspect behind the mechanism that allows HPV to promote cancer cell survival. This discovery may suggest a better treatment.
HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer published
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women...
Scientists uncover potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer published
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT
Scientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder...
Ovarian cancer drug delivers 'very promising' results in early trial published
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Drug that mimics action of folic acid shrinks half of tumours.A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown 'very promising' results in an early clinical trial - shrinking tumours in...
New tech promises easier cervical cancer screening published
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.
What are the effects of surgical menopause? published
Mon, 29 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT
The menopause occurs when a woman has not had a period for over 12 months and marks the end of female fertility. An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman's ovaries are removed, prompting menopause. This MNT Knowledge Center article explains more about this surgery and its side effects.
Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth published
Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.
Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65 published
Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Cervical cancer is often thought of as a disease that primarily affects young women. Because of this, many older women fail to keep up with appropriate screening as they age.
Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans published
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Artificial intelligence - commonly known as A.I. - is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I.
Cancer mortality rates continue to drop, according to national report published
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT
The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer from the Department of Health and Human Services finds cancer death rates are declining.
First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention published
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer.
Parental concerns about sexual activity declining as reason not vaccinating children against HPV: Physicians need to discuss benefits of vaccine published
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Concern about sexual activity is declining as a reason parents do not get their daughters the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a research study presented at the Society of...
New drug screening system could help speed development of a cure for HPV published
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT
Scientists have used genetic engineering techniques to develop a new system that could aid identification of potential drug targets and treatments for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection...