Here’s what you need to know about cervical cancer screenings

2017-10-25 11:00

Why does nobody talk about their cervix?

HPV vaccine doesn't eliminate need for Pap smear

2017-01-27 14:16

Women who've been immunised against HPV still need to go for a Pap smear every three to five years, cancer specialists say.

Some women failing to go for cervical cancer checks

2016-09-01 11:31

Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer among South African women after breast cancer, but for various reasons many women don’t go for Pap smear tests.

Annual pelvic exams may not be crucial

2016-06-30 11:58

Nearly 63 million pelvic exams were performed in the United States in 2010, but a special task force found 'insufficient' data to support their value.

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.

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.


Women 'using toxic mine waste as sexual stimulant'

2017-03-26 09:05

Women living in a small town in north-western Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of contracting cervix cancer following reports that they were allegedly using toxic acidic mine waste to stimulate their sexual pleasure.

Cervical cancer subtypes have different causes

2017-01-24 11:18

Cervical cancer isn't only caused by the human papillomavirus. One of the causes may be genetic predisposition, a new study finds.

HPV vaccine may help prevent cervical cancer

2016-07-05 12:02

Young Canadian women who received the HPV vaccine through a school-based programme were less likely to have abnormalities when screened for cervical cancer.

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.

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.

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