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This is really bad for your gynecological health.
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The toll will be about 5.5 million per year by 2030.
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The Canadian Cancer Society is urging Canadians to get their children vaccinated against HPV -- a safe and effective way to prevent the cancer-causing infection. Despite many studies showing that the vaccine is safe and effective, a number of myths persist about HPV
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The promotional material for the $85.00 kit argues that women find testing "awkward" and that they may not have time to see a health professional. They also see at-home privacy as a plus.
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I've yet to meet a women who doesn't dread the cold speculum. But the discomfort certainly doesn't seem so bad when you consider a Pap screening test -- where a doctor collects cells from the inner part of your cervix -- is the only way to find early cell changes that might lead to cervical cancer.
The disparity in cervical cancer mortality is even more stark, according to the database. The disease causes 2.9 deaths per year per 100,000 people here in Canada. The figure is an astonishing seven times that in Kenya, at 21.7 deaths per year per 100,000 people. In fact, in Kenya, cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer among women; in Canada, it's the 13th.
Older women don't get screened as often as they should for cervical cancer, according to a review that was released on Monday, the start of Cervical Screening Awareness Week in the U.K. Women over the...
Doctors write more than just prescriptions. And if the vast landscape of medicine is of interest to you or someone on your holiday list, I have suggestions. At this point in your shopping, you might f...
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If you can sit through three minutes of a couple of b-words and c-words in the name of women's health, then this rap is definitely worth it. In a new PSA, British comedian and actress Nadia Kamil rap...
Over the last couple of years I have really been watching what I've been eating and working out regularly, mixing up running, going to the gym and a lil P90X action. My dad suffered a stroke almost 8 years ago, and I really wanted to start taking care of myself. For the most part I make my own food because I want to know what was going into what I was eating.
It may sound obvious, but if you notice anything abnormal in and around your vagina, health experts recommend getting it checked out right away. But sometimes, symptoms can be invisible and you may no...
MUMBAI, India - A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the top cancer killer of women...
Is $1.5 million worth it for the risk of cancer? That's the question being asked by hundreds of Ontario women, who are protesting the recent decision by the provincial government to change guidelines...
Coffee's capacity to create social equality and alleviate poverty is based on two key factors -- its ability to connect developing (producers) and developed (consumers) countries, and the sheer volume of people that are employed by it.
TORONTO - The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and two related medical organizations are taking issue with a national task force's recommendations that women wait until age 25 to s...
TORONTO - Canadian women should start being routinely screened for cervical cancer at a later age than previously recommended and do it less frequently than has been the norm until now, new national g...
TORONTO - Are young Canadian women undergoing too many Pap tests? New research suggests they probably are.And the findings provide strong hints that change may be in the wind when the Canadian Task Fo...
Pap Awareness Week runs Oct. 22 to 28 and Nanaimo resident Shawnna Taylor is taking the opportunity to remind all B.C. women to get a Pap test when they need it. Taylor, 30, learned the importance of Pap testing the hard way. When she was 28, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer after having gone seven years without a Pap test.
TORONTO - Ontario's cancer prevention authorities are changing the age at which women are recommended to start routine cervical cancer screening.Cancer Care Ontario says women who are sexually active...
Every November, men across the country take part in Movember, a fundraiser where men grow their facial hair for the month as walking billboards for prostate cancer. But why should the boys have all th...