Do you know someone who has had breast cancer? Chances are you can name one -- or more -- friend, relative or co-worker without giving the question too much thought. However, if I were asking about cervical cancer instead, you might need a little more time to think, and even then you may find yourself unable to call anyone to mind. But just because this gynecologic cancer occurs less frequently doesn’t mean it’s less deadly.
More than 11,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with cervical cancer. Here's advice from a gynecologic oncologist on how to reduce your risk.
WebMD's slideshow explains the symptoms, causes, treatments, and survival rates for cervical cancer. A close link to the HPV virus offers a way to prevent many cases.
Thanks to early detection and treatment, deaths due to cervical cancer have dropped in recent decades throughout most of the developed world. Yet inequitable access to screening and medical services place the mortality burden largely on the lives of women in low and middle-income countries. Every year cervical cancer claims the lives of over 200,000 … Continued
The Pap smear has dramatically decreased rates of cervical cancer, but testing too often has a downside, too. Many women say they aren't yet ready to follow new guidelines and skip the annual tests.
The new guidance aims to simplify cervical cancer screenings.
Joan Cheng, M.D. What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. In the past,…
JSI evaluated the impact of the cervical and breast cancer early detection program and identified strategies to improve cancer rates.
HPV and cervical cancer are preventable. Get educated about your risk, your options for prevention, and screening opportunities.
A combination of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer screening has raised hopes that the disease may eventually be eliminated. What are the facts?
Cervical cancer impacts more than 13,000 women each year — here are the symptoms you should know about the rare disease.
January is cervical cancer awareness month. Every year more than 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer, and about 4,000 die from it. Fortunately,
For most women, a Pap smear or HPV test as part of an annual checkup with the OB/GYN is part of the routine. But how...
More than 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed this year and about 4000 will die as a result. Learn more about cervical cancer.
A couple months ago, when I learned I had cervical cancer, first thing I did was to research about this cancer type. Next I reviewed all the symptoms. Because I am being very skeptical; I asked myself what if they were wrong? After I got pet scan it was unambiguous, I had cancer. I foundRead more
Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable if detected early. Learn how to protect yourself during Cervical Health Awareness Month.
If you could help prevent cancer, why wouldn’t you? An OB/GYN explains how.
Cervical cancer can be misdiagnosed if a treating doctor dismisses certain symptoms like bleeding and pelvic pain.
By Carolyn Wyatt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner January is cervical cancer awareness month, a great time to learn how to prevent cervical cancer for yourself and those you love. With many types…
Black women are familiar with certain facts about cervical cancer –how it is caused and that it is preventable. Yet they are still dying at a disproportionately higher rate. Although cervical can…