Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, thanks to Pap tests and the HPV vaccine. A new study says that a substantial increase in both screening and vaccination could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer worldwide within 50 years.
Even though we’ve seen great strides in HPV prevention and treatment, the benefits are limited to a small population — women with access to HPV tests and vaccines. Find out how HPV self-tests could change the game and help more women all over the world.
A diagnosis of cancer in a woman’s reproductive organs can lead to fears about losing her femininity and her ability to bear children. But according to gynecologic oncologist Robert DeBernardo, MD, gynecological cancers aren’t common, and most can be easily treated. “Gynecological cancers are rare in the grand scheme when compared to lung or colon … Read More
Our experts explain robotic hysterectomy as a possible option for treatment.
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Could a DNA test for HPV replace the need to have a Pap test? Our experts weigh in.
It can be hard to know what questions to ask when your doctor says you have cancer. Since oncologists often present “just the facts,” without necessarily opening up the floor for questions, it’s good to be proactive. After a cancer diagnosis, here are seven questions I suggest patients ask: 1. Where do you recommend getting … Read More
Not sure how often you should see your gynecologist? One of ours weighs in with an answer.
Many women hear that they need a hysterectomy to cure problems like heavy vaginal bleeding. After all, removing the uterus and/or ovaries has been the standard treatment for many years.
But hysterectomy is not a woman’s only option today.
Here’s when women should be screened for cervical cancer, as well as who can skip the test.