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Experts in vaccination and cervical cancer today appealed for support to develop integrated programs to prevent and to control cervical cancer, one of the main causes of mortality in women of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thirty-three thousand women in Latin America and the Caribbean die each year of preventable cervical cancer, caused by a virus that infects 20 percent of men and women in the region and as many as 30 percent of the youngest women.
UCI study identifies importance of 'mind-body' connection for surviving cervical cancer or any other type of cancer.
The virus responsible for most cases of cervical cancer has a serious weakness which may provide hope for new treatments for the disease.
Although cervical cancer is the fifth leading cause of death in women from cancer, it is also one of the most preventable illnesses.
Despite the fact that cervical cancer is preventable if found early, each year in Vermont nearly 30 women are diagnosed with it.
To raise awareness about the seriousness of cervical cancer, the Michigan Department of Community Health is recognizing January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
NCCC is focused on educating women about the importance of the Pap test as a screening tool for cervical cancer/HPV and about vaccines that can further reduce the burden of this devastating disease.
The application filed for the GSK cervical cancer vaccine included safety, efficacy and immune response data from clinical trials involving almost 30,000 females 10 to 55 years of age from ethnically and racially diverse populations.
Cervical cancer risk is higher in women who take oral contraceptive birth control pills.
GARDASIL, Merck's cervical cancer vaccine reduced incidence of HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18-related persistent infection and disease in women through age 45.
USA Today examined the reasons Pap tests remain the top cervical cancer screening tool.
Women who have precancerous lesions removed from their cervix are at an increased risk of developing cervical or vaginal cancer.
Human papillomavirus tests are more accurate than Pap tests in the detection of cervical cancer.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition unites women in joining the fight for education and early detection and prevention of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.