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Cervical cancer News

Op-Ed: Is there benefit to the Gardasil vaccine? Opponents say no

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to prevent the risk of cancer associated with HPV and is typically administered between the ages of eight and 26. Opponents argue that not only is the vaccine risky, but it is of no value.

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Japan Daily Press: HPV eradicated by Japanese mushroom extract

In a Japan Daily Press post dated yesterday, Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena reported that a Japanese mushroom extract may eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV) found in cervical cancer cells.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.

Study: Simple vinegar cervical cancer test saved lives in India

A study involving 150,000 women in the poor areas of India where cervical cancer is one of the top causes of mortality has found that a new simple vinegar test was able to reduce cervical cancer death rates by one-third among women who had access to it.

US guidelines might result in higher incidence of cancer

Current US guidelines on Pap smear and starting screenings at a later age might result in higher incidence of fast-moving cancer.

President George W. Bush trying to build upon successes in Africa

Lusaka - Former United States President George W. Bush is in Africa this week to promote cervical cancer detection and treatment for women who are living with HIV. Analysts are speculating Bush is trying to build upon his successes in Africa.

'Moesha' actress Yvette Wilson dies of cancer at 48

Yvette Wilson, one of the stars of the 90s UPN sitcom, "Moesha," has lost her battle with cervical cancer at the age of 48, TMZ reports.

Australia: Cervical cancer vaccination for teenage boys

Sydney - Cervical cancer is a major health issue. Many national governments embarked on a vaccination program for teenage girls in the mid-2000s. To slow down the spread, the Australian government is considering extending the vaccinations to teenage boys.

UK girl died of chest tumour, not of HPV vaccine

The teenage British girl who passed away shortly after being vaccinated against HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, died as a result of a large tumor in her chest and not due to the vaccine.

British girl dies after taking cervical cancer vaccination

On Tuesday, health officials suspended a cervical cancer vaccination program after a 14-year-old girl died after taking the vaccine that prevents the virus.

HPV virus linked to some forms of breast cancer, vaccine may help

Scientists working out of the University of South Wales have found that a vaccine for the HPV virus could prevent some forms of breast cancer. The study proves another important link between viral infections and more complex disease.

Ontario women need better follow-ups after pap smears

Cervical cancer screening is not up to par in Ontario among lower-income women. More than half of women with abnormal Pap tests are receiving follow-up care.

Jade Goody Passed Away at her Home in Essex England

Popular Celebrity Big Brother actress died today in her home in Essex, England. She died after a long battle with cervical cancer. She left behind two sons by previous marriage.

75% of Dutch teens show up for controversial cervical cancer jabs

Seventy-five percent of all the called up Dutch teens offered free cervical cancer inoculations showed up Monday, a health ministry official said. Due to widespread opposition, there had been claims that the programme might face a large boycott.

Jade Goody Set For Operation Tonight To Alleviate Pain

Jade Goody is in hospital to have emergency surgery later tonight. The Big Brother reality star is said to be in agony from stomach pain caused by terminal cervical cancer.

Dutch controversy over cervical cancer shots for 600,000 teens

The Dutch ministry of health called up 180,000 Dutch teen-aged girls aged 13 to 16 through their GPs. From September, another 400,000 twelve-year-olds will have themselves inoculated for free against cervical cancer.

Study Favours DNA Testing for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer

Dutch researchers have found that DNA testing could be up to 50 per cent more effective then regular pap smears in detecting cervical cancer. By providing earlier detection, the tests could help save the lives of a number of women.

Political Correctness in Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cancer prevention has fallen victim to the culture wars. Throughout the United States, state legislatures are scrambling to respond to the availability of Merck's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil.

Many Women Hesitant About Cervical Cancer Vaccine

At one university, officials are finding that many are still hesitating to get the vaccine that prevents a woman from contracting the human papillomavirus (HPV) and thereby preventing them from a possible case of cervical cancer.

Smoking increases risk of cervical cancer

Researchers have found that smoking increases a womans chance of having cervical cancer, once they are infected with HPV.
 

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Cervical gland showing an area of high grade epithelial dysplasia (CIN3). Asymptomatic patient, biopsy taken after a routine PAP smear was found to be abnormal.
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