Cervical cancer

ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

ASHA Board Member’s Cervical Cancer Blog is Featured on the Huffington Post

February 1, 2017

“Part of our first-world indifference lies in the assumption that this is a disease relegated to the developing world. While it is true that the heaviest burden is in low-income countries, the reality check is that cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for American women as well. These days, however, cervical […]

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Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

Study Says Cervical Cancer Death Rates Are Far Higher Than We Thought

January 26, 2017

 New research finds that women in the U.S. are dying from cervical cancer at rates far higher than we realized, especially with black women. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined the mortality rate (or death rate) with cervical cancer and say the statistics are skewed because they include women who have had a total hysterectomy […]

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FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

FDA Approves 2-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

October 13, 2016

On October 12th the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a 2-dose schedule for Merck’s Gardasil-9® HPV vaccine for males and females ages 9-14. The new schedule calls for the second dose of the vaccine to be given 6-12 months following the first. The 3-dose schedule originally licensed with the vaccine may still be used, […]

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What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

What Women Need to Know about the New World of Cervical Cancer Screening

September 28, 2016

It used to be very simple—a woman had an annual Pap test. Now, Paps can be done alone or in combination with an HPV test (one HPV test can even be used for primary cervical cancer screening). Added to the mix is a set of updated guidelines that, for most women, means an annual cervical […]

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Podcast: Coping with Cervical Cancer

Podcast: Coping with Cervical Cancer

September 30, 2015

Cancer can be isolating, and it’s easy to see where friends and family members who haven’t personally dealt with cancer—and if they have, probably haven’t dealt with your specific cancer—aren’t able to fully relate and a patient can feel alone in some ways. The volunteer chapter leaders who work with ASHA’s National Cervical Cancer Coalition […]

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Podcast: Cervical Cancer Screening

Podcast: Cervical Cancer Screening

September 23, 2015

Cervical cancer screening used to all be so simple—women were told just go for your annual Pap. But now we have new tests to screen for cervical cancer, plus updated guidelines that—for most women—mean routine screening is done every few years rather than annually. The changes are confusing not only to women but their healthcare […]

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Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

September 11, 2015

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, a national recognition established by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999. It is estimated that this year 98,000 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and some 30,000 will die from the disease. Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month provides an important opportunity to draw attention to this important […]

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Podcast: All about HPV with Ina Park, MD

Podcast: All about HPV with Ina Park, MD

June 11, 2015

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a common sexually transmitted infection. So common that most (~80%) of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point. While it is often harmless, it can cause genital warts and even lead to cervical cancer. In this episode of ASHA’s Sex+Health podcast, Fred Wyand talks to Ina […]

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