Cervical Cancer

Young Women With Cervical Cancer Symptoms 'Delay GP Visit', But Why?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women under 25, who are too young for smear tests in most of the UK, "frequently" delay visiting their GP despite having cervical cancer symptoms. ...

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

The spectacular GDP growth recorded by some West African countries in the past 5 years is all of a sudden undermined by the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic has put under the spotlight the poor conditions of health systems in the region, but also the fragility of economic models measured only by Gross Domestic Product.

How A Simple Injection Could Save The Lives Of 90 Teenage Girls

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The lives of almost 90 teenage girls could be saved each year if nearly all teenage girls in the UK were given the HPV jab, which prevents cervical ca...

Why We Shouldn't Lower the Age For Cervical Screening

Anita Mitra | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Mitra

Cervical screening, based around 'The smear test' has been around since the 80's and is not aimed at diagnosing cancer, but at detecting abnormal cells that may turn into cancer in the future. These cells can then be removed, and the screening program has been shown to reduce cases of cervical cancer by 75% in this country. Not all abnormal cells need removing; the younger the woman and the milder the changes, and the more likely they are to spontaneously regress with time. The reason for this is due to the natural history of the human papilloma virus (HPV), which we know to be the causative agent of cervical cancer.

26-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Cervical Cancer - Should The Smear Test Age Be Lowered?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 26-year-old woman has died from cervical cancer after she was denied a smear test at the age of 24 on the grounds of being too young, her husband cl...

Is the NHS Unfairly Excluding Men?

Miriam Brown | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

HPV does not just give rise to cervical cancer. Types 6 and 11 of the virus gives genital warts which affects both genders. Types 16 and 18 can lead to neck and anal cancer, specifically penile cancer in men... In the UK boys can only get the vaccination, called Gardasil, privately... Is it just that girls should get it free while boys have to pay if they want to protect their health?

Cervical Cancer Screenings: Why Are We Putting Them Off?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

I totally get that the idea of a smear test can be horrifying and completely soul-destroying but it's one of life's uncomfortable must dos, that we have to start prioritising. Though, who actually has the time or energy to make an appointment?

This Five-Minute Test Can Cut Your Risk Of Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jade Goody’s legacy was to raise awareness of cervical cancer among younger women - but as we enter Cervical Screening Awareness Week, a leading cha...

This Woman's Hilarious Rap Will Convince You To Get A Cervical Smear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE With the worrying statistics that one quarter of women putting off their cervical smear test for fear or emb...

Cervical Cancer Screenings Fall To 'Pre-Jade Goody Levels'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the fight against cervical cancer, a new app has been launched to try and encourage women to take up cervical screening. The Put Yourself in th...

Cervical Cancer Did This To A Teenager Who Was Told She Was Too Young For A Smear Test (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A teenager who aspired to be a model has died from cervical cancer after being denied a smear test because she was too young, her family claim. So...

Why I'm Saying No to Cervical Screening

Jade Lane | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jade Lane

An inconspicuous-looking white envelope dropped through my letterbox last week. Inside it contained an invitation to participate in the NHS's cervical screening programme. Do you know what I did next? I put it in the bin.

Cervical Cancer Drug Receives The All Clear

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women with advanced cervical cancer may be given the chance to live longer after England became the first country in the world to make the drug Avasti...

Hope For Cervical Cancer Patients: Avastin Drug 'Cuts Off Tumour Blood Supply'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A drug that cuts the blood supply to tumours can significantly extend the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer, a study has shown. Compared...

Older Single Women: In Cervical Screening and More, We're the Forgotten Celibates

Paula Coston | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I should celebrate being single as a mature, happy life preference, and yet here I am, nearly 60, still explaining myself; so my subconscious clearly isn't celebrating, is it? And why? Because too many experiences in my life, like that smear test, exacerbate my self-image of social misfit: of being somehow lesser, if not outright forgotten.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2014 - My Cervix and Yours

Vicki Blight | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Vicki Blight

Three years ago, at the age of 29, after taking up the invitation for my regular cervical screening, I received my first abnormal result. The re-test showed mild changes to the cells of my cervix and so I was referred to the hospital's colposcopy clinic for a biopsy. First thing I did? Worry myself stupid!

Women Who Don't Have Smear Tests: Mind-Boggling, Stupid and Dangerous

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

When did smear tests become something optional? Something we'd try and squeeze in if we had time? Or do more women need to die from cervical cancer before we get the message? It beggars belief that smear tests - which can help spotlight at-risk women and help prevent cervical cancer - are seen as something that isn't absolutely necessary.

Vulval Cancer: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most people have never heard of vulval cancer - perhaps because it is fairly rare and affects less than 1 in 4 women out of every 100,000 in the UK. ...

Missing Smear Tests Kills - But Are We Just Too Busy?

Caroline Thain | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

The research, commissioned by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, shows a third of those aged between 25 and 29 don't take up their 'invitations'. And the older group (60-64) waits an average of three years to get checked. Yet the procedure can prevent around 75 percent of cervical cancer cases by detecting abnormal pre-cancer cells, according to the NHS.

HPV Vaccinations Should Be For Men Too

Jack Fletcher | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

All that has been mentioned so far is the risk to women alone. A virus is not gender specific in seeking out a host and men are prone to infection too. While men manage to dodge the cervical cancer scares, there are many other cancers linked to HPV that will leave many wincing and holding their sacred genitalia in fear.

Women Over 50 Urged To Have Regular Smear Tests To Lower Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women over 50 are being urged to have regular smear tests after research showed those who skip screening are six times more likely to end up with cerv...

'Heat Print' Blood Tests Could Diagnose Cervical Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Heating a patient's blood could provide a simple new test for cervical cancer, say researchers. The plasma thermogram technique obtains a "heatprin...

My Roller Coaster Ride With Cancer

Charlotte Brierley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Brierley

On 15 May at 7pm in my office in the City of London, I took a call which shifted my universe. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and told I would have to undergo surgery which may or may not leave me infertile and possibly have chemo-radiation after that.

Cervical Cancer: Are You At Risk?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To mark the start of cervical cancer awareness week, we've asked the experts to simplify everything you need to know, from risk factors to prevention....

Cervical Cancer Cases 'Could Be Prevented' By Earlier HPV Tests

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Carrying out a virus test before traditional cervical screening could prevent around 600 cases of cancer a year in England, research suggests. Scie...