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Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests

... the age at which American women should start pap screening to detect cervical cancer. In ... age at which a woman should first have a pap test was recently raised to 25. In the United States, however, women are told to get regular pap smears within three years of their first sexual ...

Shire Expands Gastrointestinal Patient Assistance Program for Uninsured or Unemployed Americans

... cost assistance. This expands the existing Shire pap to help even more uninsured patients and their ... economic climate through our expanded Shire CARES pap is a natural extension of the Shire mission." ... benefited from the Shire PAP. The new Shire CARES pap includes job loss prescription coverage for 2009, ...

6 Top Stars From Acting, Music and Politics Go Home With You for Mother's Day

... humor in the same sentence as mammogram and pap smear may be a little unorthodox, but if ... their health a priority and get a mammogram and pap smear," Ms. Fraser said. The Noreen Fraser ... past 50 years -- largely due to the Pap test. A pap smear can find changes in the cervix before ...

Women's Health Advocates To Moms: We Can Beat Cervical Cancer!

... knows about and benefits from the tools - the pap test, HPV test and HPV vaccine - now available to ... can be prevented through screening with the pap test and HPV test, and with HPV vaccination." ... 3 years of becoming sexually active): Get the pap test, which detects abnormal cells that can lead ...

Kaiser Permanente Data Provides Strong Evidence for Continued Value of Combined Pap and HPV Testing

... Evaluation of 800,000 pap and HPV cotests concludes that "concerns about ... results from an evaluation of more than 800,000 pap and HPV tests conducted at Northern California ... focused on the early results of combining HPV and pap testing for routine cervical cancer screening. ...

New Local TV Ad Campaign To Educate St. Louis Women About Cervical Cancer Prevention and HPV Testing

... TV ad shows that combining the HPV test with the pap smear in women over 30, who are most at risk for ... and can test for it. If a woman has a normal pap smear, but is shown to have high-risk types of ... of cervical cancer prevention tools, including pap testing, HPV screening and HPV vaccination -- ...

New Local TV Ad Campaign To Educate Memphis Women About Cervical Cancer Prevention and HPV Testing

... TV ad shows that combining the HPV test with the pap smear in women over 30, who are most at risk for ... and can test for it. If a woman has a normal pap smear, but is shown to have high-risk types of ... of cervical cancer prevention tools, including pap testing, HPV screening and HPV vaccination - ...

Get to Know the Pap Test

... introduced to American women in the 1950s, the pap test has been credited with drastically reducing the number of lives lost to cervical cancer. pap tests can detects abnormalities in the cervix ... that women should be aware of six facts about the pap test and cervical cancer: Cervical cancer ...

U.S. and European Advocacy Groups Launch United, Global Campaign to Prevent Cervical Cancer

... now preventable through organized screening with pap tests, HPV tests and immunization programs with ... Center. "Women need to ask their clinician for a pap test and, if they are 30 or older, an HPV test, ... on their own can lead to cervical cancer. A pap test is the traditional method used for cervical ...

Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection

... cancer screening, a new study claims. A pap smear is the standard test, but findings in the ... (HPV) DNA testing first and then again after the pap smear if they have HPV infections. The study, ... the primary screening went on to have a standard pap test; those with ...

Department of Health Recognizes January As Cervical Health Awareness Month

... of cervical cancer prevention and the need for pap tests. "Every January as we begin a new ... cancers occur in women who have never received a pap test or have not been tested in the past five ... screening services, including free mammograms and pap tests, for women between the ages of 40 and 64, ...

BD Receives FDA Approval for the BD FocalPoint(TM) GS Imaging System to Enhance the Detection of Cervical Cancer

... cytology laboratories using the BD SurePath(TM) pap test slides to detect evidence of squamous ... key to detecting cervical cancer early is regular pap testing. However, limitations exist with current technologies. Approximately one-third of pap smear false negatives can be attributed to ...

Mexican Department of Public Health to Launch Screening for Papillomavirus, Cause of Cervical Cancer

... papillomavirus test along with the traditional pap smear. Early next year, the pilot program will be ... abnormal cells to form. While the traditional pap smear is usually able to find abnormal cells, it ... are advised that they can supplement the pap with HPV testing in women 25-65 for additional ...

Quest Diagnostics to Provide Diagnostic Testing Services for the Women of Ireland through Ireland's First Nationwide Cervical-Cancer Screening Program

... Diagnostics has performed approximately 50,000 pap smears in connection with this continuing ... will perform testing on approximately 300,000 pap smears annually at two accredited, full-service ... services, performing approximately 13 million pap smears in 2007. Through the cytology-screening ...

Obese women in Canada are less likely to be screened for cervical cancer

... While 82 per cent of women said they had a pap smear in the past three years, testing decreased ... something wrongwas the reason they did not have a pap smear. "I am reassured that for mammograms and ... reports in other countries. However, the gap with pap smears is concerning," he said. Padwal ...

Mothers less likely to pursue HPV vaccination for youngest daughters

... belief that ones daughter should get a regular pap screen and beliefs about HPV vaccines. The ... history, communication with daughters about pap screening, and mothers beliefs about pap testing and about HPV vaccines as well as ...

Mothers Less Likely to Pursue HPV Vaccination for Youngest Daughters

... history, communication with daughters about pap screening, and mothers' beliefs about pap testing and about HPV vaccines as well as ... the U.S. Health care professionals use the pap test to screen for cervical cancer. In June ...

Cervical Cancer Screens Effective But More Can Be Done

... with cervical cancer. Women who hadn't had a pap smear screening test within the recommended ... with cervical cancer than women who had regular pap tests. Women who didn't have regular screening ... and had normal results. Women with abnormal pap results accounted for 11.5 percent of all ...

Review of cervical cancer screening program shows effectiveness and room for improvement

... with cervical cancer. Women who had not had a pap smear screening test within the recommended ... diagnosed with cervical cancer as women who had pap tests regularly. These women were also nearly 5 ... and had normal results. Women with abnormal pap results accounted for 11.5 percent of all of the ...

Dealing Cervical Cancer a Knockout Blow

... That was largely due to increased use of the pap test, which can detect cellular changes in the ... many years have heard the message that they need pap tests, it's almost equivalent to seeing a ... for their doctor to recommend it, whereas for the pap test, they're more likely to go get one." The ...

Study finds patients overestimate cancer screening history

... tests: clinical breast examination; mammography; pap testing; and screening with a fecal occult blood ... five years ago. Of the 43 women asked about pap test use, 96 percent reported having had a pap test in their lifetime, 72 percent in the past ...

Clinical guidelines for the manual titration of PAP in OSA patients published in JCSM

... overnight sleep test, is conducted, during which pap is adjusted (titrated) to determine the amount of ... airway pressure (BPAP) are the two forms of pap that are manually titrated during a PSG to ... aimed at increasing the effectiveness of pap devices in the treatment of OSA, are expected to ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for April 1, 2008, issue

... When nearly 10,000 women were screened with pap tests for cervical cancer and with DNA tests for ... with high-risk HPV regardless of status on the pap test (Article, p. 493.) HPV is considered the ... of women 30 years of age or older with normal pap tests had high-risk HPV infection. Authors say ...

DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears

... (HPV) DNA-based tests are more accurate than pap smears in detecting precancerous lesions. It ... more infections and precancerous lesions than pap smears (cytology), but it wasn't clear whether ... twice as many premalignant lesions compared to pap smears. Among women ages 35 to 60, the HPV test ...

HPV vaccine reduces abnormal pap test results

... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A significant drop in abnormal pap test results happened after girls and women were ... said. In testing GARDASIL reduced abnormal pap test results by 43 percent compared to women not ... the vaccine. GARDASIL reduced other abnormal pap results, including milder pre-malignant cell ...

New Findings Support Alternatives to Pap Test

... developed countries, screening programs using the pap smear are in place to spot disease and treat it ... of efforts by many governments, large-scale pap screening programs have not worked in poorer ... Research on Cancer, has studied alternatives to pap smear screening in India and other countries. He ...

'Hollywood On the Hill' - A Red Carpet Event on Capitol Hill Raises Awareness for Cervical Cancer Prevention and HPV-Related Technologies

... aged 30 and older in conjunction with a pap test. A pap test alone is accurate 50 to 85 percent of the time, depending upon the type of pap used. Adding an HPV test to ...

National Cervical Cancer Coalition Stresses Importance of Screening and Prevention During January Cervical Health Awareness Month

... on educating women about the importance of the pap test as a screening tool for cervical cancer/HPV ... contact their health care provider to schedule a pap test to check for cervical cancer. This screening ... of the NCCC. While routine administration of pap tests is the best means of detecting cervical ...

American Medical Women's Association Supports New Bill That Requires Medicare Coverage of HPV Testing as Part of Cervical Cancer Screening

... human papillomavirus (HPV), in conjunction with a pap test, as part of cervical cancer screening for ... Florida. "HPV testing in conjunction with a pap test can enable clinicians to identify which ... cause of cervical cancer. Studies have shown the pap test to be between 50 to 70 percent effective ...

Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer

... and the need for regular screening tests, such as pap tests, mammograms and colonoscopies. Although ... haven't seen a doctor on a regular basis or had a pap test or a mammogram in the past year. 18 percent said pap tests and mammograms weren't necessary, 7 percent ...

NEJM Report Finds HPV Test More Effective Than Pap in Determining Cervical Cancer Risk

... more accurate than traditional cytology (the pap "smear") in identifying women with advanced ... conducting this study that the sensitivity of the pap left a lot to be desired," stated one of the ... participants who tested positive on either the pap or HPV test were referred for a follow-up biopsy. ...

Study: HPV test beats Pap in detecting cervical cancer

... test is far more accurate than the traditional pap test in detecting cervical cancer. The first ... negatives was 94.6%, as opposed to 55.4% for the pap test. The results of the study, ... sensitivity was nearly 40% greater than the pap tests, ...

HPV Test Bests Pap Smear in Studies

... cancers -- was far better than the standard pap smear at catching malignancies, two new studies ... or not the HPV test should take the place of pap testing, because it can have a slightly higher ... "At this time, HPV testing alone (without a pap test) is not FDA-approved as a primary screening ...

Cervical cancer screening: Too many are left unprotected

... of Preventive Medicine shows that undergoing pap smears irregularly or never was the primary ... control trial. In the United States, the pap test is credited with having halved the annual ... had not had a hysterectomy reported having had a pap test within the past 3 years. The recent ...

Cancer Screening Tests Could Do More Harm Than Good: Reader's Digest April Cover Story

... According to the article, "only one cancer screening test, the venerable pap smear, has truly slashed the risk of death. Between 1955 and 1992, according to the American Cancer Society, pap smears cut the death rate for cervical cancer by 74 percent, and deaths ...

FDA Approves Two Hologic HPV Tests

... are approved for use utilizing the sample collected with the ThinPrep(R) pap Test, offering additional convenience for the healthcare provider. ... the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) suggests routine pap and HPV testing for women over the age of 30 to identify women most likely ...

Photos: Despite Widespread Awareness, Most Women Still Don't Feel at Risk for Cervical Cancer

... women, I never thought I would get cervical cancer. I received my regular pap test, and I was primarily healthy," said Lange. "So, when my health care ... should make an appointment with their health care professionals to have pap smear screening and to learn more about cervical cancer and other diseases ...

Sanofi-aventis U.S. Announces Increased Access to Drugs for Low Income Patients Through Expanded PAP Programs

... For more information, please contact the sanofi-aventis U.S. Traditional pap at 1-800-221-4025. PACT+(R) ( P roviding A ccess to C ancer T herapy), is Sanofi-aventis U.S.'s pap for Cancer medications. PACT+ provides access to our oncology brands for ...

The health burden of raising a grandchild

... monthly breast self-examination, mammography and Papanicolaou tests, or pap tests, used to identify risk factors for cervical cancer. Their ... vaccination or cholesterol screening. They were also less likely to get pap tests, the researchers found. However, after two years of caring for a ...

UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool

... a womans risk of developing invasive cervical cancer. Currently, pap smear tests are widely used in screening programs aimed at detecting ... by increasing sensitivity while maintaining comparable specificity to pap smear testing, Smith said. What that means, essentially, is that we might ...
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