CDC: Younger Patients Can Get Just 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its recommendation for the HPV vaccination for ages 9 through 14. Children in that age group can now get just 2 shots instead of 3.
Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start
As the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom, be sure they’re up to date with vaccinations.
American Cancer Society Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations to Include Males
The American Cancer Society has updated its guideline for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination to include males. Read more here.
Cancer Screening Tests All Women Should Know About
Along with giving Mother's Day gifts and sending greetings this year, encourage the moms in your life to get up to date on cancer screening tests.
HPV in Teen Girls Down 64% Since Vaccinations Began in US
The percentage of teen girls who are infected with the types of human papilloma virus (HPV) covered by the HPV vaccine has dropped significantly since vaccination was introduced in the US in 2006, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Cancer Centers Urge More People to Get the HPV Vaccine
The American Cancer Society is supporting a call-to-action from dozens of National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers across the US urging action to increase vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV).
Who Should Get the HPV Vaccination and Why
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What You Need to Know About Testing for Cervical Cancer
During the past several decades, screening – testing for cancer before symptoms develop – has reduced deaths from cervical cancer, as doctors have been able to find cancer early and treat it, or prevent it from ever developing.
FDA Approves Gardasil 9 HPV Vaccine
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gardasil 9, a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). The vaccine is expected to become available in February 2015.
CDC: Millions of Women Not Getting Cervical Cancer Tests
A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that 8 million women who should be getting screening tests for cervical cancer are not getting them.
FDA Approves Avastin for Advanced Cervical Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new use for the targeted therapy drug, Avastin (bevacizumab). The new use is for cervical cancer that has not improved with treatment, has come back after treatment, or has spread to other parts of the body.
FDA Approves HPV Test as First Line Screening for Cervical Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has for the first time approved a human papilloma virus (HPV) test that can be used alone instead of the Pap test to screen for cervical cancer.
President’s Cancer Panel: Efforts Needed to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates
The President's Cancer Panel has released a report calling for a coordinated effort to increase the rates of vaccinations against human papillomavirus (HPV).
Lower HPV Rates in Teen Girls Attributed to Vaccine
Researchers from the CDC are reporting a 56% drop in human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in girls and young women since the HPV vaccine was introduced in the US.
Study Compares 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine to 3
Canadian researchers are studying whether 2 doses of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine are as effective as the complete 3-dose series.
Cervical Cancer: Testing Can Find it Early and Even Prevent It
During the past few decades, screening has reduced deaths from cervical cancer, as doctors have been able to find cancer early and treat it, or prevent it from ever developing.
Cancer Can Be Treated During Pregnancy
When a pregnant woman is diagnosed with cancer, her treatment decisions are complicated by concern about how treatment may affect the baby’s health.
Significant Proportion of Cancer Caused By Infection
New Screening Guidelines for Cervical Cancer
The American Cancer Society today released new screening recommendations for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.
Women Don’t Get the Help They Want for Sexual Problems After Cancer Treatment
Many women with breast or gynecological cancer want medical help for sexual problems after their treatment but aren’t getting it, researchers say.
New Report to Lead to Revised Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
A report prepared for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finds that a newer method of Pap testing is just as effective as the conventional method.