Cervical Cancer

70 nations seek action against cervical cancer

70 nations seek action against cervical cancerKuala Lumpur, May 27 : With cervical cancer projected to kill nearly half a million women by 2030, stakeholders from more than 70 countries came together Monday to seek an urgent call for action against the disease.


Early sex causing cancer of cervix in Chinese women

Early sex causing cancer of cervix in Chinese womenBeijing, Sep 18 - Due to an early exposure to sex life, the incidence of cancer of the cervix among Chinese women is on the rise, according to experts.

Medical experts told a conference Tuesday that the incidence of cervical cancer among Chinese women has increased from less than five percent 20 years ago to 30 percent now due to early exposure to sex life, Shanghai Daily reported.


Authenticity of cervical cancer vaccine trial in India questioned

Authenticity of cervical cancer vaccine trial in India questionedLondon, June 21 : A new study has raised further questions about a controversial trial of HPV vaccines in India.

The trial, which has now been halted and is the subject of an investigation by the Indian government, was examining the safety and feasibility of offering a vaccine against the virus associated with cervical cancer.


Women can beat cervical cancer with regular screenings

Women can beat cervical cancer with regular screeningsWashington, Mar 2 : Women can increase their chances of getting a cure for cervical cancer if they undertake regular smear tests, a new study has claimed.

The authors from the Centre for Research and Development in Gävle and the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, studied all 1230 women diagnosed with cervical cancer nationwide between 1999 and 2001.


Smear tests ‘boost cervical cancer cure chances’

Smear tests ‘boost cervical cancer cure chances’London, Mar 2 : Women diagnosed with cervical cancer as a result of a smear test have a far better chance of being cured than women who do not go for tests, a Swedish study suggests.

The researchers found a 92 percent cure rate after a smear test diagnosis, compared with 66 percent for symptoms-based diagnoses.

The study looked at all women diagnosed with cervical cancer in Sweden between 1999 and 2001.


Vaccine against cervical cancer works successfully

Vaccine against cervical cancer works successfullyLondon, June 17 : An Australian study has found that vaccines to protect against HPV virus, which causes cervical cancer, are working successfully after a drop in high-grade cervical abnormalities was seen.

Australia, which is one of the first countries to introduce the vaccination, has shown a drop in high-grade cervical abnormalities, changes to the cells in the neck of the womb that can be the precursor to cancer.


Young bisexual, lesbian women at high risk of developing cervical cancer

 Young bisexual, lesbian women at high risk of developing cervical cancer  Washington, June 8: Young bisexual and lesbian women are less likely to undergo Pap tests than straight women, and are at high risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a new study.

The findings about Pap tests suggest that young lesbian and bisexual women are not monitoring their sexual health as much as their heterosexual counterparts.


Sanitary napkins can reduce cervical cancer risk: Survey

sanitary-napkinNew Delhi, Feb 8 : Nearly 12 percent of women who use sanitary napkins are at a lesser risk of cervical cancer than women who resort to unhygienic sanitary practices, a survey said Tuesday.

"Unhygienic sanitary practices can lead to infections in the urinary tract. This can result in cervical cancer," Alka Kriplani, professor with the gynaecology and obstetrics department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences
(AIIMS), told IANS.


How virus triggers cervical and mouth cancer

How virus triggers cervical and mouth cancerLondon, Dec 15: Scientists have discovered an important new way in which the human papilloma virus (HPV) triggers cancer in what could lead to new treatments for cervical and mouth cancer.

HPV infection is known to increase the risk of developing cancers of the cervix and mouth with the two high-risk forms of the virus accounting for approximately 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases.


Low cost cervical cancer test can save thousands of women

Low cost cervical cancer test can save thousands of womenLondon, Nov 23 - A low cost cervical cancer test, vastly more accurate than the present smear test, can save thousands of women every year, researchers say.

The test also delivers results overnight, and can spot early signs of the disease.


Cervical cancer detection gets quicker, cheaper with £15 test

 Cervical cancer detection gets quicker, cheaper with £15 testLondon, Nov 23 : Detecting cervical cancer in women is set to get quicker, cheaper and more accurate, as scientists have made a 15-pound test that could save thousands of lives.

The test delivers overnight results and is vastly more accurate than the smear test, which is currently used to spot early signs of the disease, according to researchers.


Meet the woman whose cancer cells helped save millions of lives

Meet the woman whose cancer cells helped save millions of livesLondon, Oct 4 : An African/American woman who died in 1951, has been hailed as the person who contributed the most to science, after the cancer cells that were removed from her helped saved millions of lives.


Brinda questions cervical cancer vaccines programme

Brinda-KaratNew Delhi, April 7 : Communist leader and parliamentarian Brinda Karat has written to Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad asking him to spell out the government's stand on the cervical cancer vaccination programme conducted in an Andhra Pradesh district, from where four deaths have been reported allegedly as an outcome of side effects.


Early detection is key to prevention of cervical cancer

Munich - Early detection is key to prevention of cervical cancer Women should have regular checks for cervical cancer, according to experts.

An annual check is advisable because a change in cells can be recognized and treated even before any cancer develops, said Christian Albring of the Munich-based professional association of gynaecologists.


Researchers identify link between chlamydia and cervical cancer

Cervical CancerWashington, Mar 16: A new research has shown that a person’s risk of developing human papillomavirus (HPV), a common Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and a necessary agent of cervical cancer, is increased if the sufferer also has Chlamydia.

HPV is an infectious disease of the skin and inner membranes and is considered one of the most common STDs in the world.


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