Oncology & Cancer

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate (Update)

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen American patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: ...

Oncology & Cancer

HPV home tests could identify cancer risk

HPV self-testing is as effective as tests done by doctors, according to a Lund University study. Simple HPV home tests could therefore complement existing screening programmes, and identify more women at risk for cervical ...

Oncology & Cancer

How a routine pap smear ends up costing $1,000

(HealthDay)—When doctors think about tests that might cause sticker shock for their patients, they wouldn't normally consider a simple Pap smear.

Oncology & Cancer

Too many Pap tests

Most Australian women are currently having more Pap smears than their health requires, according to new research led by a University of New South Wales academic.

Oncology & Cancer

Transforming cervical screening

(Medical Xpress)—There is nothing like a big celebrity name to create global attention to a big health concern. As a result we now have the 'Jolie effect' to describe the influence actress Angelina Jolie has had on people ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cervical cancer: DNA-based test more accurate than repeat smear

In women who have a potentially or mildly abnormal cervical smear, using a DNA-based test can identify those at higher risk of having precursors of cervical cancer, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The authors ...

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