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Doctors in U.S. overuse pap smears

A new study finds U.S. physicians are performing Pap smears far more often than needed to prevent cervical cancer. The study, published in The Milbank Quarterly, examines Pap smear usage alongside cervical cancer mortality ...

Mar 21, 2012
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How cost effective are US cancer prevention services?

Prevention is better than cure; however, when it comes to screening for cancer new research shows that U.S. health services are not as cost-effective as international, and publically run, counterparts. The research, published ...

Mar 20, 2012
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Health groups issue cervical cancer screening guidelines

The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have released new guidelines for the prevention and early detection ...

Mar 14, 2012
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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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