Cervical Cancer

Identifying cervical lesions


Identifying cervical lesions


One clinician took issue with the image published in a January 2016 Clinical Advisor article.

HPV education key in college populations

HPV education key in college populations

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College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission

Contaminated water and cancer

Contaminated water and cancer

Contaminated water leads to high rates of birth defects, thyroid cancer, and spontaneous abortions.

Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer


Pap smears, HPV, and screening
 for cervical cancer


Confusion surrounds the current screening recommendations and guidelines.

ACOG issues new recommendations for cervical cancer screening

ACOG issues new recommendations for cervical cancer screening

The ACOG issued new guidelines for cervical cancer screening, recommending that screening start at age 21.

Cervical cancer screening: Why less is best

Cervical cancer screening: Why less is best

ACOG's current recommendations regarding Pap smear testing for cervical cancer may be the best evidence-based practice for patients.

Cancer screening rates are short of goal

Cancer screening rates are short of goal

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The CDC reports that screening rates for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer have dropped in recent years.

8M women not screened for cervical cancer

8M women not screened for cervical cancer

CDC notes that more than half of cervical cancer cases occur among women never or rarely screened

Incomplete HPV vax series still cuts wart risk

Incomplete HPV vax series still cuts wart risk

Two doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine, rather than the recommended three, still protective.

Previously treated CIN3 increases mortality risk

Previously treated CIN3 increases mortality risk

Women previously treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 have long-term elevated risk of invasive cancer and mortality.

Clinicians often stray from cervical cancer prevention guidelines

Clinicians often stray from cervical cancer prevention guidelines

HPV vaccination is widely offered but underused, and many continue annual Paps.

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