Northern Cape wakes up to HPV vaccination for girls

2016-04-04 13:18

According to Department of Health Spokesperson Joe Maila, more than 340,000 Grade 4 school girls nine years and older have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus annually since 2014.

New South African research accelerates cervical cancer treatment

2015-10-20 13:08

South African researchers has identified a way of providing quicker, less invasive treatment for cervical cancer - the country's most prevalent women's cancer.

Mom sues after unapproved HPV vaccination

2014-11-19 09:58

A nine-year-old Gauteng girl became ill after receiving the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine at school. Her mother is suing the education and health department.

HPV vaccine provides long-lasting protection

2014-08-19 15:22

The human papillomavirus vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.

Two-thirds of US adults carry HPV

2014-05-22 11:51

American researchers found that more than two-thirds of a test group were infected with human papillomavirus. However, only some of the strains carry the risk of cancer.

SA needs a combination of measures to prevent HIV

2014-04-04 11:38

No single measure currently available will eliminate HIV infections in South Africa, but a broad array of ‘combination-prevention’ measures is required.

Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls

2014-03-13 10:39

South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls.

CANSA CEO responds to Government's HPV vaccine roll-out

Ntombi Mlangeni speaks to the CEO of CANSA, Sue Janse van Rensburg, about the importance of curbing the transmission of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) - the main cause of cervical cancer in women in SA.

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SA schoolgirls to get cancer immunisation

2014-01-17 09:32

Primary school girls would be immunised this year against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

US doctors overusing Pap tests

2013-11-28 10:46

A new study indicates that doctors in the United States are overusing Pap tests for cervical cancer screening in some groups of women.


Pap smear misses 46% of cervical cancer cases

2016-01-13 12:24

While the Pap smear has saved millions of lives, it is simply not effective enough anymore. HPV screening is far more sensitive, accurate and sophisticated.

Top 10 cervical cancer myths

2015-03-09 10:04

Discover the truth behind a few of the myths about cervical cancer.

Many US women skip cervical cancer screenings

2014-11-06 15:26

According to a report by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 10 women, aged 21 to 65 have gone for years without screening for cervical cancer.

HPV test may be best for assessing cervical cancer risk

2014-07-21 16:27

According to a new study, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk of developing cervical cancer.

HPV vaccine a great success in England

2014-04-15 10:03

A study provides an early indication that the national HPV immunisation programme is successfully reducing vaccine-type HPV infections in sexually active young women in England.

Schoolgirls in North West get HPV vaccination

2014-03-18 10:07

Girls aged nine and above in grade 4 in all public schools across the North West province have received their first dose of Human Papilloma Virus vaccinations.

Partial HPV vaccination may not stop cervical cancer

2014-02-12 12:07

Experts remain wary of partial vaccination with the human papillomavirus vaccine, since the primary goal of the vaccine is to protect women from cervical cancer.

Get your child vaccinated against HPV

2014-02-04 09:26

The South African Department of Health's HPV vaccine rollout to grade 4 girls is underway. But what about children excluded from the campaign?

Cervical cancer screening after 50 saves lives

2014-01-15 11:12

A study suggests that cervical cancer screening beyond age 50 saves lives and remains beneficial to women up to age 69.

Don’t delay your pap smear

2013-11-11 16:27

Does the idea of a pap smear make you cringe? Don’t let cost or squeamishness put you off – cervical cancer kills...

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