Oncology & Cancer

US cervical cancers fall but other sex-related cancers rise

Screening and the HPV vaccine have led to drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., a new study finds, but the gains are offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus.

Oncology & Cancer

Importance of preventive health care during COVID-19 pandemic

Preventive health care helps you maintain your health. Screenings are important to avoid future health problems or catch them early when they are easier to treat. But the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in preventive ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

John Abraham's colonoscopy was postponed for several months because of the pandemic. When he finally got it, doctors found a growth too big to be removed safely during the scope exam. He had to wait several weeks for surgery, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Adolescents and gynecologic health

My daughter is 14 and her pediatrician recently reminded us that she should get the HPV vaccine because it can help prevent cervical cancer. That got me thinking about gynecologic health for my daughter. Are there conditions ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: Cervical cancer screening guidelines updated

Cervical cancer used to be one of the top causes of cancer for women in the U.S. But over the past decade, rates have been declining. As a result, the American Cancer Society recently updated its guidelines about when women ...

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