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  1. Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical and vaginal cancers can go unnoticed for years--silently growing, spreading and invading other organs--and by the time they're detected, they may be so advanced that the patient's prognosis is poor and her treatment options few.
  2. An interview with Professor Attila Lorincz, discussing the development of a new cervical cancer test that is able to predict cervical cancer and pre-cancer in 100% cases.
  3. The Pap smear test is one of the easiest ways to screen young women for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills thousands of women and if detected early can be treated successfully. A new problem has arisen however with the smear test. Many young women are embarrassed about getting a Pap smear test routinely to screen against cervical cancer.
  4. Researchers have developed a new cervical cancer test that proved to be 100% effective at detecting the cancer in a trial of 15,744 participants.
  5. A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomized clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
  6. University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found that mailing self-collection kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus infection has the potential to boost cervical cancer screening - especially for low-income women who are overdue for testing.
  7. Calvin Brown doesn’t have a primary care doctor — and the peripatetic 23-year-old doesn’t want one.
  8. According to an announcement from the International Papillomavirus Society, Australia could soon become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer.
  9. new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses the effect of receiving an Annual Wellness Visit between 2011 and 2013 on the annual rate of eight preventive services recommended for the Medicare population following the AWV.
  10. According to health advisors from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Pap smears may not be the only way to check for cervical cancer risk among women.

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