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.
HPV can cause several different kinds of cancer, but early detection is possible if you know what to look for. Here are seven surprising things you should know.
You might be surprised to learn that the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) is a leading cause of throat cancers, and it spreads from person to person via oral sex.
Cases of the human papilloma virus (HPV) — a sexually transmitted disease with a proven link to cancer — have fallen since a vaccine to prevent the disease was introduced in 2006, a new study says.
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Do you know the difference between a pelvic exam and a Pap test? Many women think they are the same thing. But there are important differences between the two that you should know about.
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
Women’s health news continues to dominate, inform, and affect our lives and imaginations. Below, I highlight some of the most influential advances in women’s health of this past year. Some involve new treatments or ways to approach therapy that can help many women, particularly after menopause. 1. Hormone therapy after age 65 – A new look … Read More
Not every woman needs a pelvic exam every year, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP). However, you may want to hold off on canceling that appointment. Experts say skipping your pelvic exam could still have some unintended negative consequences on your health. The pelvic exam has important benefits, says OB/GYN … Read More
Most women would rather avoid a Pap test that isn’t necessary — and now they can. Recently, the FDA approved the HPV DNA test that can be used as a stand-alone test without a Pap smear. This test, which has been approved for women age 25 and older, gives your gynecologist another tool for diagnosing cervical cancer. The test … Read More
Today, HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease — not only in the United States, but also in the world. Fortunately, there is an effective vaccine that can prevent HPV infection, says Habibeth Gitiforooz, MD, Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN. She talks about the risks associated with HPV and explains why it is important to receive … Read More