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 ...

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.

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 ...

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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