Oncology & Cancer

Cervical cancer tests too expensive for poor populations

Part of South Africa's strategy to prevent cervical cancer was to adopt a programme that was successful in high-income countries such as the UK and the US. But, 13 years after its implementation, the policy has failed to ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Novel misoprostol insert reduces labor time, need for oxytocin

(HealthDay)—Use of a 200-microgram misoprostol vaginal insert significantly reduces the time to vaginal delivery and the need for oxytocin, in women with an unfavorable cervix, compared to those using a dinoprostone vaginal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Younger women start to follow pap test guidelines: CDC

(HealthDay)—More young women are following recently revised U.S. guidelines for getting Pap tests—the standard screening for cervical cancer—but many women who have had a total hysterectomy still get the tests unnecessarily, ...

Oncology & Cancer

New test may improve cervical cancer detection

Routine smear tests have considerably reduced the number of cases of cervical cancer, but despite intensive screening 250 women in Sweden still die from the disease every year. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University ...

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