HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45

October 8, 2018

By Denise Grady and Jan Hoffman The HPV vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer and other malignancies, is now approved for men and women from 27 to 45-years-old, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The vaccine is Gardasil 9, made by Merck, and had been previously approved for minors and people up to age […]

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Meagan’s story of beating ovarian cancer spreads hope of a brighter future to others

October 8, 2018

Childhood cancer and cancer happening to women ages 15-29 has many layers, not only because of concerns of survival, but the possible side effects of treatments. When women deal with treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, it has great effects on being able to have children in the future. However there are still good odds […]

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For Cervical Cancer Screening, Women Over 30 Can Now Choose The HPV Test Only

August 29, 2018

Federal health advisers say women can now consider three options when it’s time for their cervical cancer screening tests. The influential group, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, has expanded its recommendations for this potentially lifesaving exam. The new recommendations are published in the latest issue of JAMA. Pap smears have saved many lives since […]

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HPV test may be better than Pap smears at detecting early cervical cancer: Study

August 2, 2018

A new clinical study shows that the HPV test may be better at detecting cervical cancer better than a pap smear. Studies showed that the presence of the HPV virus tended to trump the abnormal cells found on a pap smear. View the video at abcnews.com.

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Why you shouldn’t put off that Pap test any longer

July 25, 2018

By Maria Cohut If you’re a woman, you may view the Pap test as somewhat of an inconvenience, or even a few minutes of terror. This might put you off from getting tested, but here’s why you should stop avoiding it and book an appointment now. Have you checked that Pap smear off your list, […]

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Top oncologist to study effect of diet on cancer drugs

July 16, 2018

Siddhartha Mukherjee says trial is first in a series on ‘rethinking human diets for cancer’ A groundbreaking clinical trial on whether diet could boost the effectiveness of cancer drugs is set to be launched by one of the world’s leading oncologists. The work, led by Siddhartha Mukherjee at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, […]

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Toxic fumes from acrylic nails and acetone linked to nail technician’s cancer

July 3, 2018

In a recent article from Natural Awakenings, Julie Campbell describes her diagnosis and recovery from stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma. “I was shocked when doctors told me that it was caused by my working with acrylic nails, inhaling the toxic fumes 10 or 12 hours a day for so many years, as well as inhaling the fumes […]

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The Best Face Products with Sephora’s New Clean Beauty Seal

June 26, 2018

By Lindsay Cohn Clean beauty has come a long way. You used to have to shop at healthy retailers to find products free of sketchy ingredients, but now that consumers are demanding transparency from brands, Sephora has blown out its selection of natural products. Recently the beauty behemoth took it a step further, launching Clean at Sephora and awarding […]

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Pap test fluids used in gene-based screening test for two gyn cancers

March 26, 2018

Cervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests are the basis of a new screening test for endometrial and ovarian cancers developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. PapSEEK detects mutations in DNA that have been identified for specific cancers sooner. Earlier detection of cancer could lead to earlier treatment and […]

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