A Stagnant Scene for Cancer Screening
Public health campaigns and billboards promoting cancer screening abound, but are these efforts working?
New Guidelines Tackle Cervical Cancer Overscreening
New guidelines may change many women's preventive health care routines — particularly when it comes to cervical cancer screening.
Good News After Cancer Scares for Hopeful Moms-to-Be
Getting abnormal Pap smear results can be scary — a fear that is sometimes compounded by a fear that follow-up procedures may reduce fertility. New evidence suggests, however, that many women who undergo these procedures can expect joyful surprises later in life.
Breathe Easy, Parents: Vaccine Not Tied to More STDs
Some parents have raised concerns that vaccinating young girls against HPV, a sexually transmitted illness, might lead to more unsafe sexual activity in these girls. New evidence, however, suggests that's not the case — and the vaccine could prevent serious health problems.
Calling All Women: Screening Can Save Lives
January is a great month to think about your cervical health.
New Test May Replace Pap Smear as Initial Screen
Pap smears may be passé for some women. A new cervical cancer test may be coming into vogue.
A Clean Vaccine
It's a clean vaccine — the HPV shot doesn't appear to raise patients' risk of nervous system diseases.
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a vaccine to prevent several types of cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV).
Millions of Women Not Screened for Cervical Cancer
Pap tests have saved many lives by detecting cervical cancer early. But, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of women may not be getting screened for this disease.
Cancer Screening May Not Benefit Elderly
Regular cancer screenings are widely regarded as an important part of preventive medicine, particularly for people in midlife. But those same screenings might cause more harm than good in older patients facing a limited life expectancy.