Cervical Cancer News

What is Cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix, is cancer of the entrance to the uterus (womb). The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer occurs most commonly in women over the age of 30.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 11,270 diagnoses of cervical cancer will be made by the end of 2009 in the USA. Over 4,000 women in the USA die from cervical cancer each year.

The National Health Service (NHS), UK, says that over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the UK. Cervical cancer caused 941 deaths in the UK in 2007. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) at least 200,000 women worldwide die of cervical cancer each year. WHO adds that if the HPV vaccine is administered globally, hundreds of thousands of lives each year could eventually be saved.

Girls should get cervical cancer vaccine, panel says
Jun 29 06


Vaccine no replacement for Pap test
Jun 28 06


US FDA approves Hycamtin for cervical cancer
Jun 17 06


FDA approval of Gardasil to prevent cervical cancer
Jun 08 06


Gates cash backs cervical cancer shots for poor
Jun 06 06


New cervical cancer vaccine offers women 100% protection
Jun 06 06


Glaxo HPV vaccine shows promise for women 26-55
Jun 05 06


Merck cervical cancer shot gives 5-year protection
Apr 26 06


Smoking increases risk cervical cancer
Apr 07 06


Cervical cancer vaccine gives long protection
Apr 06 06


Virus causes rare form of cervical cancer too
Mar 10 06


Cervical cancer vaccines in development
Feb 27 06


Cervical cancer screening rates low in poor areas
Feb 07 06


Newer cervical cancer test no better than the old?
Jan 13 06


A Cervical Cancer Screening Month Resolution
Dec 30 05


The Pill doesn’t affect cervical pre-cancer risk
Dec 26 05


Gardasil prevents cervical cancer caused by virus
Dec 20 05


Good results with cervical cancer vaccine in young girls
Dec 19 05


Risk of cervical and other cancers after treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
Nov 26 05


Phenoxodiol Produces Anti-cancer Responses in Women with Cervical Cancer
Nov 17 05


“Screen and treat” cervical cancer programs effective in poorly resourced areas
Nov 02 05


Study indicates vaccine prevents cervical cancer
Oct 06 05


High cervical cancer rates sign of larger problems
Jul 22 05


Common virus kills cancer
Jun 21 05


Gates backs cervical cancer vaccines for poor
Jun 14 05


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