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Irish Outsourcing of Smear Test may Result in Cervical Cancer Being Undetected

...r period from 2002. It found that 84.3 per cent of smears taken from women between 25 and 40 years of age pr... referred to hospital for colposcopy with abnormal smears than private patients in 2006. A HSE statement said: "It should be noted that the Bethesda Method...

New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells

...leagues. The manual screening of conventional pap smears for cervical cancer has been around for decades bu... now replacing it in many countries. Conventional smears are made by transferring material, taken from the cervix by a collection instrument, directly onto a...

Study Shows Continued Success for New HPV Vaccine Against Virus

..." says Ault. "There are about 50 to 60 million pap smears performed each year in the US, and about seven percent are abnormal. We spend about 3 billion dollars each year to find and treat these pre-cancerous stages caused by some type of HPV." Researchers believe the vaccine will be effective in lowering ...

Surge in Cancer Incidence in Asia Feared

...h expenditures." Regular screening, such as Pap smears and mammograms, is too costly for many poor countries. Treatment with radiation or chemotherapy is unfathomable for most. And in Asia, many patients seek help from hospitals in the late stages of disease after traditional medicine has failed to cure ...

Canandian Firm Announces Positive Results from Anti- Cervical Cancer Drug Trials

...n in the treated population had their abnormal Pap smears revert to normal during the 12 week period, compared with only 15.8% of the untreated women (i.e., nearly a three-fold improvement). In a PAP test cells from the cervix are collected for examination under a microscope. It is used to detect change...

1-visit Screening, Prevention for Cervical Cancer Holds Promise

...sn't often available in developing countries. Pap smears require equipment such as slides, reagents and even a working microscope, which might not be available in developing countries, said Blumenthal. He carried out this work while on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the univ...

Extend Cervical Smears to Younger Women, Insist Specialists

...pre-cancerous tumors detected as CIN3 by cervical smears end up resolving by themselves and hence do not need treatment. Still according to the specialists, this statement has resulted in a sense of complacency to women which is strengthened by the presence of new vaccines said to prevent cervical cance...

'Cancer Prevention' - In Your Hands

... developing countries where routine screening, pap smears or treatment is wanting in many aspects. Cervical cancer can be prevented with vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the hepatitis B virus (HBV), capable of offering protection against cervical and liver cancers respectively. It is ...

Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer In Singapore

...Vaccinated women still have to undergo regular pap smears to detect the other 30 percent of cervical cancers are caused by another 30 strains of the virus. The vaccine should cut their overall risk by two-thirds, Tay told the newspaper. Source-IANS...

The need to revamp cervical cancer prevention programs

...s, said, "The system of recalling women for repeat smears needs improving before extending the interval. If [women wait] longer than three years it gets dangerous." The chief executive of the National Health and Medical Research Council will examine the report and suggest a review of screening if required...

Pelvic Exams without Stirrups May Improve Women’s Healt

...ch, doctors may want to see more evidence that Pap smears obtained without stirrups are comparable in quality to those obtained using stirrups before making a change. Dr. Celeste Robb-Nicholson, editor-in-chief of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, suggests that if you’re interested in having a pelvic exam w...

NHS Bosses Want To Encourage Women To Take Up Pap Smears

...e in the number of women who are getting their pap smears done regularly.// They feel that health boards acr...duce awareness campaigns to give out importance of smears in preventing cervical cancer. "We must encourage women, especially younger women, to take part in ...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Approved for Use

...l Medsafe says women will need to have regular pap smears because of limited protection, besides which it is not known how long the vaccine will last. According to Biopharmaceutical company CSI Limited Gardasil will be available in New Zealand in September. The vaccine will have to be included in the Mi...

HPV Vaccine Effective Against Cervical Cancer

...starting at the age of 11-12 with conventional pap smears for cervical abnormalities beginning at a later age and less frequently than currently recommended. This model suggests that the absolute lifetime risk of cervical cancer would be reduced by 94 percent compared to no intervention at all. ‘The possi...

Justice To Former Male Nurse In sex Discrimination Case

... he was denied the opportunity to perform cervical smears or electrocardiogram tests unless a female colleague was present. He pointed out that female staff were permitted to provide intimate care to male patients with no chaperone required. . Mr Moyhing did not mind if a woman patient asked to be trea...

Study Shows That Women Need To Be Explained About The Smear Test

...udy of more than 3500 women with slightly abnormal smears found that more than a quarter had unnecessarily h...d that those with slightly abnormal, or low-grade, smears suffered similar anxiety levels to women with high-grade smears. This she suggested was because wome...

Early Detection of Cervical Cancer Leads To Complete Cure

...ima. But women have to shun the fear of taking pap smears which is the only way out to prevent cervical cancer....

San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents

...entive care, such as blood pressure screening, pap smears and other tests considered part of a routine physical examination. If the necessity arises the patients would be directed to a specialist provided by the city-run San Francisco General Hospital. Various plans to increase the working hours in the ev...

A new replacement

...men around the world die from cervical cancer. PAP smears have been used for half a century to detect change...f all cervical disease. "Half the errors from PAP smears are due to sampling," he said. "TruScan diagnoses on the spot and guides the user with lights to the...

Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled

... In 1901, Leishman identified certain organisms in smears taken from the spleen of a patient who had died from "dum-dum fever". At the time "Dum-dum", a town not far from Calcutta, was considered to be particularly unhealthy. Leishmaniasis causes- - weight loss, - fever, - anemia, Trypanosoma brucei ...

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