Navigation Links
Obese women in Canada are less likely to be screened for cervical cancer
Date:6/16/2008

Research in the United States has shown that obese people are less likely than their normal-weight peers to undergo screening for breast, colon and cervical cancer. Raj Padwal, Rebecca Mitchell and Scott Klarenbach, from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, have undertaken a study to see if this trend is also true in Canada.

"As obesity is associated with higher rates of some types of cancer, it's important to determine if the presence of obesity influences the use of screening tests," said Padwal.

In 2007 almost 38,000 women participated in a national survey. The women, aged 20-69, were asked questions including:

  • their Body Mass Index (to determine the level of obesity)
  • whether they have a regular doctor
  • did they get breast, colon and cervical cancer screening tests regularly; if so, how often; if not, what are the reasons?

Padwal said for the most part, the results were encouraging. For breast and colon cancer screening the data showed no difference between overweight/obese women and normal-weight women.

But for cervical cancer screening the results were different. While 82 per cent of women said they had a pap smear in the past three years, testing decreased as BMI levels increased. "Obese women are 30 to 40 per cent less likelydepending on the degree of obesityto have recommended cervical cancer screening performed."

Padwal says the results also showed obese women are two times more likely than normal-weight women to state that fearincluding fear of pain, embarrassment or of finding something wrongwas the reason they did not have a pap smear.

"I am reassured that for mammograms and colorectal cancer screening, the presence of obesity doesn't impact their use, which is different from reports in other countries. However, the gap with pap smears is concerning," he said.

Padwal believes this is an issue that needs to be addressed through inc
'/>"/>

Contact: Carmen Leibel
carmen.leibel@ualberta.ca
780-492-0436
University of Alberta
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Standard Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
2. 1 out of 4 obese school-aged children suffers metabolic syndrome
3. Brisk Walking Lowers Blood Pressure, Increases Fitness in Obese
4. Obese Patients at Greater Infection Risk After Hip Replacement
5. AUA 2008: Gastric bypass surgery restores sexual function in morbidly obese men
6. Obese patients face increased risks for infection and dislocation following revision hip surgery
7. How to manage Chinese obese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
8. Aspirin-like compounds increase insulin secretion in otherwise healthy obese people
9. Obese women disadvantaged in both breast cancer treatment and diagnosis
10. Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers
11. Overweight, Obese Women Improve Quality of Life With 10 to 30 Minutes of Exercise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... According to the Greek God Muscle Building Program review ... that teaches men how to completely transform their physique by ... its review that inside the Greek God Muscle Building Program ... gain the maximum muscle fiber recovery , ... gain , Ways to incorporate the specialization routines ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 To commemorate World Hepatitis ... of Living with a Disability magazine has ... disorders that include hepatitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel disease, ... important new article highlights that, in the context of ... hepatitis and other disabling conditions related to the digestive ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Greta Pontarelli, 63, won her ... Champion title at the World Pole Sports Championships in London ... this athlete. She is the only U.S. competitor to qualify, ... Pole Sports Federation (IPSF). Over 150 athletes ranging in age ... in the competition. Pontarelli scored first place in the Masters ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... 28, 2014 Zensah®, the leader in compression ... include a wrist support . The wrist support features ... area. , Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis, more commonly referred to ... which there is inflammation of the tendons attached to the ... wrist pain, the muscles that work the wrist and fingers ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with ... with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, ... The Lancet . , Both studies focused on ... genotype in the USA, Europe, North Asia, Australia, and ... treat. , Around 150 million people worldwide have chronic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Greek God Muscle Building Program Review Exposes Greg O’Gallagher's Muscle Building Guide for Men – Vkool.com 2Health News:Greek God Muscle Building Program Review Exposes Greg O’Gallagher's Muscle Building Guide for Men – Vkool.com 3Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks World Hepatitis Day on July 28 with New Article on Disabling Digestive Disorders 2Health News:Living with a Disability Magazine Marks World Hepatitis Day on July 28 with New Article on Disabling Digestive Disorders 3Health News:Inspiring Senior Athlete Lands Third World Title in One Year 2Health News:Zensah® Releases New Wrist Support 2Health News:The Lancet: New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C 2Health News:The Lancet: New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C 3
... ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ), today announced it ... 5, 2009. In conjunction, the Company will host a conference call at ... update. , , Date: ... Conference call access:, Internet: www.istavision.com, ...
... KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 29 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: ... Directors to nine and the election of Dr. Srikant M. Datar as ... Associate Dean and Director of Research at the Graduate School of Business ... at Harvard University since joining that organization in 1996. , , ...
... , , , , ... a worldwide leader in the development, distribution and use of ... $5 million financing commitment from Toronto-based MMV Financial ("MMV"). ... on-going cutting-edge clinical research, including immunotherapy and focal therapy, for ...
... ... of being overbilled, double-billed or billed for expenses they didn,t incur. , ... Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- ccording ... role in fully half of all U.S. foreclosures. CreditFYI, an educational consumer website on ...
... , , NEW YORK, July ... Cristie Kerr in 2003 with a mission to raise funds and ... classic will be held at Liberty National. The event, on Friday, ... a dinner reception and poker tournament. Renowned celebrity chef Todd ...
... North Carolina are reporting assembly of the first functioning ... inside cells helps process and package hormones, enzymes, and ... The lab-on-a-chip device could lead to a faster and ... or blood thinner, the researchers note. Their study is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Stryker Announces Election of New Director 2Health News:US HIFU Secures $5 Million Financing From MMV Financial 2Health News:US HIFU Secures $5 Million Financing From MMV Financial 3Health News:As Medical Bills Contribute to 50% of U.S. Foreclosures, CreditFYI Shares 5 Tactics for Managing Medical Debt 2Health News:Birdies for Breast Cancer Announces Fifth Annual Charity Golf Classic Hosted by Top Women's Golfer, Cristie Kerr 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014  In today,s marketplace, ... costly and challenging - as is managing a portfolio ... Is it possible - or even preferable - ... so, where can you combine resources and activities, and ... These are just a few of the ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ScriptPro, of ... of Powers Lake, Wisconsin , ... a distribution and co-marketing agreement allowing ScriptPro to ... throughout the United States . ... management and workflow systems to retail and ambulatory ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014  The Chemistry, Food ... Ministry of Health approved the introduction of Telaprevir ... the cure rate from Hepatitis C, and it ... 1 virus. Telaprevir is available in ... Photo - http://www2.prnewswire.com.br/imgs/pub/2014-07-25/original/2026.jpg   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Using Promotional Efficiency to Support Multiple Products and Indications in the Pharmaceutical Marketplace 2ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 2ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 3The Hepatitis C virus is the main cause of liver transplant in the world 2The Hepatitis C virus is the main cause of liver transplant in the world 3
... Filtrona Porous Technologies, a custom developer and manufacturer ... to absorb, retain, transfer, filter or release fluids ... polyurethane foams and bonded fibers at the MEDICA ... 17 to 19 November 2010. ...
... Chimerix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company advancing orally-available antiviral therapeutics ... Moch, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at ... Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 10:30 a.m. ET, at the ... Mr. Moch will give an update on the company,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Chimerix to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference 2
Flattened points in vertical plane, straight shafts, cross action, round handle....
Karate chopper, spear shaped for ease of insertion into the nucleus....
Round serrated handle, dull finish....
Specially designed wider jaws to help split soft nucleus, cross action, round handle, maximum opening 2.8 mm....
Medicine Products: