News tagged with pap test

HPV testing: Indications of a benefit in primary screening

Studies currently available provide indications and a "hint" that precursors of cervical cancer can be detected and treated earlier, and consequently tumours occur less often, in women who underwent testing for human papillomavirus ...

Jan 24, 2012
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Doctors: Pap remains best test for cervical cancer

There's more news on cancer screening tests - this time for women. Scientists advising the government say a Pap test is a good way to screen young and middle-aged women for cervical cancer, and it's only needed once every ...

Oct 17, 2011
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Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less

Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out Wednesday for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a ...

Oct 19, 2011
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HPV test beats pap long-term: study

(HealthDay) -- Testing for HPV, the human papillomavirus linked to cervical cancer, can predict which women will stay cancer-free for a decade or more, a new study shows.

Jul 30, 2012
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Lack of insurance linked to advanced stage cervical cancer

A large national sample of women diagnosed with cervical cancer between 2000 and 2007 finds lack of insurance was second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage at diagnosis, a gap the authors say is likely attributable ...

Jul 19, 2012
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