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Teens May Not Benefit from Pap Tests

British study supports raising age for screening, which U.S. is pondering,, TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A British study adds evidence to support a growing movement to raise the age at which American women should start Pap screening to detect cervical cancer. In England, the...

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 excessive HPV test positives...are not borne out" VENLO, The Netherlands, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians from Kaiser Permanente and the National Cancer Institute report in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gyneco...

Get to Know the Pap Test

Experts offer women 6 key facts about the lifesaving screening,,,, SUNDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Since it was 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 a...

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

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S., an affiliate of sanofi-aventis, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, announced today that starting January 1, 2009, it has increased access to its non-oncology Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)s to include el...

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

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used to treat patients with sleep-related breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Following the diagnosis of OSA, a polysomnogram (PSG), also known as an overnight sleep test, is conducted, during which PAP is adj...

DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears

Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions TUESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new study confirms previous findings that human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA-based tests are more accurate than Pap smears in detecting precancerous lesions. It was already known that t...

HPV vaccine reduces abnormal pap test results

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A significant drop in abnormal Pap test results happened after girls and women were given a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, according to a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The findings show the vaccine, named GARDASIL, appears to prevent the dev...

New Findings Support Alternatives to Pap Test

Simple, affordable cervical cancer exams may be the answer in developing world WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP), a partnership of five international public health research organizations, today announced key f...

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

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland and HILDEN, Germany, October 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The first randomized, controlled study in North America of HPV testing as a stand-alone screen concluded that it is almost 40 percent more accurate than traditional cytology (the Pap "smear") in identifying women with advan...

Study: HPV test beats Pap in detecting cervical cancer

This release is available in French . A new study led by McGill University researchers shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) screening test is far more accurate than the traditional Pap test in detecting cervical cancer. The first round of the Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Trial (C...

HPV Test Bests Pap Smear in Studies

Experts debate whether it's time to change cervical cancer screening practices,, WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV) -- which causes most cervical cancers -- was far better than the standard Pap smear at catching malignancies, two new stud...

NHS Bosses Want To Encourage Women To Take Up Pap Smears

Health officials at NHS Quality Improvement Scotland have expressed concern over the decrease in the number of women who are getting their pap smears done regularly.// They feel that health boards across the country must introduce awareness campaigns to give out importance of smears in preventing c...

New Cervical Cancer Vaccine Won’t Replace Pap Test

Over the past 30 years, the number of cervical cancer deaths in the United States has dropped by half to 4,000 deaths a year. The main reason for the decrease is the Pap// test, which screens for the disease. Now cervical cancer prevention has entered a new era, with the FDA’s recent approval of a ...

Conventional pap smears techniques to detect cervical cancer are here to stay

A new technique thought to replace the conventional Pap smear was proved that it was not more reliable. This new technique, which made use of the liquid-based// cytology (LBC), was introduced across Scotland. But researchers yesterday proved that this new technique is not more reliable than t...

Unnecessary Pap Smears

Millions of women may be unnecessarily screened for cervical cancer, according to a new study. According to the study , researchers say that routine // Pap smears are unnecessary for women who have undergone complete hysterectomies for non-cancerous diseases. Since most of these women no longer hav...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Gives Boost to Help Small Businesses in the Granite State

...ns, routine physical exams, annual gynecological exams and family planning visits, an annual care plan for members with chronic illnesses, mammograms, pap smears, lead screening, PSA (prostate screening), and other routine preventive screenings such as total cholesterol, lipids and diabetic screenings. ...

New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine

...18 vaccine could provide an additional 11 percent to 16 percent protection against cervical cancer. "Although the importance of continued tests for pap or HPV in vaccinated and unvaccinated women must be emphasized, HPV vaccination has the potential to substantially reduce the incidence of cervical ca...

IncentOne Achieves 2 Millionth Health Milestone

...000 milestones in Health Risk Assessment Programs 100,000 milestones in Screenings and Physical Exam Programs including BMI, colon, mammogram, pap smear, diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol 25,000 milestones in Weight Management Programs 20,000 milestones in Smoking Cessatio...

CAP Announces Health Care Reform Agenda

...hwartz said. "Pathologists touch many peoples' lives. Whether we're analyzing a skin biopsy, performing complex bloodwork, or examining a woman's pap smear, for many patients pathologists are at the center of their care." Additional materials, including the CAP's Health Care Reform Agenda ...

Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection

...e we're working towards - where one day most cancers will be detected early and eliminated." Early detection has proven value. One example is the pap test. Thanks to this simple screening test, there has been a 70 percent decline in cervical cancer incidence and deaths in developed countries since 1...

Planned Parenthood Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Rescind Harmful Budget Cuts to Women's Health Care

...ause they are losing their jobs and health insurance and need access to preventive care, such as contraception, ob/gyn checkups, cancer screenings and pap tests. Continued funding of family planning will help ensure that women who have lost their jobs or their insurance have access to essential, preventi...

Shire Expands Gastrointestinal Patient Assistance Program for Uninsured or Unemployed Americans

...d cost assistance. This expands the existing Shire pap to help even more uninsured patients and their fam... 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, ...

Zila & Experts Testify at Congressional Hearing on Innovative Technology for Veterans; Urge Broader Use of ViziLite(R) Plus by VA for Oral Cancer Screening

...ntil adjunctive screening technology allowed physicians to see or feel things they could not see or feel with their unaided eyes or hands. Mammograms, pap smears and PSA tests have reduced death rates by 40%, 80% and 17% respectively," he said. Balanoff offered the congressmen a real world viewpoint: "Fo...

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

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

Women's Gynecological Exams: Another Victim of the Troubled Economy?

...ersistence of symptoms is key, especially when the symptoms do not resolve with normal interventions such as diet change, exercise, rest, etc. Also, a pap test does not detect ovarian cancer, so additional testing will need to be done by a health practitioner to make a diagnosis. This could include a pel...

Hologic Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

...n July 2008 and well established in other areas of molecular testing. Both tests are approved for use utilizing the sample collected with the ThinPrep pap Test, offering additional convenience for the healthcare provider. We have since commenced marketing the HPV HR test in the U.S. and plan to begin com...

Low Chlamydia Screening Rates Spur Outreach to Health Professionals

...ty Weekly Report puts the chlamydia screening rate at 41.6 percent in 2007. That was substantially lower than screening rates for cervical cancer via pap test, which in 2007 were 81.7 percent in commercial health plans and 64.7 percent in Medicaid health plans. "Because chlamydia is easily diagno...

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

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

Human papillomavirus genotype distribution in New Mexico cervical cancers

...xico. The investigators used DNA-based testing to identify the HPV genotype that was present in tumor samples. In addition, they tested 4,007 cervical pap test specimens from women who did not have cancer for the presence of HPV DNA. HPV16 DNA was found in 53.2 percent of invasive cervical cancers, wh...

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 hav...

FDA Approves Two Hologic HPV Tests

...ts are approved for use utilizing the sample collected with the ThinPrep(R) pap Test, offering additional convenience for the healthcare provider. Abo..., 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 ...

Understand Colon Cancer with MyBiopsy.Org; Schedule a Screening Test at MyHealthTestReminder.Org

...omatically will send a private e-mail reminder on the requested date. In addition, MyHealthTestReminder.org offers reminders to schedule a mammogram, pap test, or blood donation. Pathologists diagnose colon cancer in the laboratory and know receiving a cancer diagnosis can be frightening for a pati...

Women's Integrative Health Encinitas OB/GYN Selects LUMA Cervical Imaging System

...providers that now offer the LUMA Cervical Imaging System. In addition to enhancing our ability to detect and treat patients earlier who had abnormal pap tests, the LUMA System fits into our practice goals of providing safe and non-invasive procedures for our patients." SpectraScience CEO, Jim Hitc...

Both Latino and non-Latino women likely to accept HPV vaccination for selves and children

...atino respondents. Importantly, participants also indicated that being vaccinated would not cause them to change the frequency at which they received pap tests to detect cervical cancer or their likelihood of following safer sexual practices, two factors not analyzed in any earlier studies. Among t...

New Data Reveals That Gaps in Coverage for Those With Private Insurance Are Major Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

...s responsible for the entire $3,000 procedure cost. "I've always had every single test my doctor recommended," she explains. "From mammograms to pap smears and now bone scans. I knew that I should have a colonoscopy, but the financial burden at that point was just too high." Three years late...

LUMA Cervical Imaging System Installed in Edina at Minnesota Gynecology

...ion in providing the best care possible for our patients. The LUMA System gives our practice a unique and powerful tool when following up on abnormal pap test results. We have always been on the leading edge of new technologies, and with the LUMA System our patients will experience improved outcomes fr...

Husband From Small Town May Have Found Solution to Sleep Industry's 20-Year Compliance Problem

... Review, "the CPAP industry is reacting to several studies over the years that have indicated that as many as 25% to 54% of patients discontinue using pap therapy." And, although there have been many valiant engineering efforts along this front, an incredibly simple solution went unnoticed, until now. Wh...

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

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

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

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

CVS/pharmacy Launches 2009 'A Su Salud' Health Fairs Providing Free Health Screenings to the Community

...partner with local and state agencies to host mobile units offering low-cost and no-cost cancer detection services for women, including mammograms and pap smears. Once screened, CVS/pharmacy helps patients through on-site physician consults that analyze the results and refer patients to no-cost, low...
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