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.

Self-collection of samples for HPV testing shows promise in detection of cervical cancer in Kenya
May 01 13


Some types of papilloma virus might prevent cervical cancer
Apr 10 13


More parents say they won’t vaccinate daughters against HPV, researchers find
Mar 18 13


Vaccine group funds cervical cancer immunizations for poor
Feb 04 13


Research Shows Connection Between Tubal Ligation, Cervical Cancer
Jan 14 13


Diet tips for preventing cervical cancer
Jan 08 13


What’s Going On With Cervical Cancer Screening in US?
Jan 06 13


Eliminating Invasive Cervical Cancer Possible, Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Report
Sep 28 12


EU advises all girls need cervical cancer vaccines
Sep 05 12


Vaccines alliance nears deal on cervical cancer shots
Apr 05 12


HPV Clearance Tied to Cervical Cancer Disparity
Apr 02 12


Cervical disease sufferers could benefit from HPV vaccine
Mar 28 12


Health Groups Issue Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
Mar 15 12


HPV testing: Indications of a benefit in primary screening
Jan 24 12


Aspirin Merits Testing for Prevention of Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected Women
Jan 18 12


Cervical cancer vaccines may cut need for screening
Nov 09 11


Health panel cautious on HPV screening vs Pap
Oct 19 11


Health groups issue proposed cervical cancer screening guidelines
Oct 19 11


IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study
Sep 13 11


Coils almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study
Sep 13 11


Fewer than 3 doses of cervical cancer vaccine effective
Sep 10 11


Teen Vaccinations against Cervical Cancer Lagging
Aug 26 11


Annual cervical cancer screening persists, despite recommended guidelines
Aug 18 11


Protein found to be the link missing between HPV infection and cervical cancer development
Apr 05 11


Screening for cervical cancer low for immigrant women
Feb 02 11


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