Five minutes that can save you hell

2012-11-20 12:00

Lili Radloff reminds us how overlooking the little things can have a big impact on our lives.

Cervical cancer vaccines cut rates of HPV infections

2013-06-20 12:14

The introduction of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer has reduced infections with the human papillomavirus by more than half among girls and young women, US health officials said on Wednesday.

Doctors too Pap happy?

2013-04-09 10:34

Doctors advise women to get Pap tests for cervical cancer screening more often than guidelines recommend.

New HPV home test provides greater accuracy

2013-08-06 12:15

A new cervical cancer screening test looks set to revolutionise the way in which women are tested for this disease.

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.

Cervical cancer vaccinations in SA

2013-07-03 14:26

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in SA women, but fear not, because there's a vaccine available that might help.

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.

New guidelines may miss cancer in women

2013-03-08 10:47

New guidelines that recommend less stringent cervical cancer testing may result in a higher incidence of a particularly aggressive type of cervical cancer in young women, a new study suggests.

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.

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...


Five minutes that can save you hell

2012-11-15 08:55

Lili Radloff reminds us how overlooking the little things can have a big impact on our lives.

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.

Cervical cancer kills more than breast cancer

2013-09-27 07:36

A report says cervical cancer is alarmingly common among Southern African women and it affects roughly 1 in 36.

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

2013-11-04 08:01

A single dose – rather than the recommended three – of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer, researchers have found.

SA to fund cervical cancer vaccines for girls

2013-09-30 19:00

South Africa will become the first African country to fund cervical cancer vaccines for schoolgirls as this is a killer disease.

Young gay men need HPV vaccine

2013-07-17 09:52

Young gay men are more likely to develop anal cancer due to human papillomavirus infection, and should be given the HPV vaccine, British health experts say.

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.

7 facts about HPV

2013-03-12 16:04

What is the human papillomavirus (HPV) and what health risks are associated with it? Why is the cervical cancer vaccine now known as the HPV cancer protection vaccine and who should get it?

Avastin may boost survival in advanced cervical cancer: study

2013-06-03 12:05

Women on Avastin plus standard chemo live about 4 months longer on average.

Here’s the good news

2011-08-08 00:00

This article celebrates developments that could make the lives of women a lot easier.

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