Oncology & Cancer

What to know about cervical cancer

Part of the reproductive system, the cervix connects the vagina to the uterus, also known as the womb. By collecting cervical cells (called the Pap smear after the scientist who pioneered the screening test in the mid-1900s), ...


Toolkit for reducing cervical cancer risk

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In the U.S., cervical cancer is no longer a common cause of cancer death because of the use of a screening ...

Oncology & Cancer

Experts address the latest advances in cervical cancer treatment

Although the incidence of cervical cancer has declined with increased screening and higher uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, cervical cancer remains the second highest cause of cancer mortality among women ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Cervical cancer screening recommendations

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, more than 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


It may not be too late to get your HPV vaccine

Kentucky has the highest rate of cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the U.S.—a dire statistic considering these cancers can be largely preventable through vaccination.

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