Cervical Cancer

'Five Million Women' Are Not Up-To-Date With Their Smear Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Having a smear test could save your life, yet a new report suggests five million women in the UK are not up-to-date with their cervical screening appo...

Doctor, What Is My Cancer Risk if I am on the Pill?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

There is some evidence to show that if women are on the Pill for more than ten years, they may be at a slightly higher risk from breast and cervical cancers, but it is possible that this is because these cancers tend to be picked up earlier as women on the Pill tend to have health check-ups more often.

Would You Try This DIY Smear Test At Home?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new at-home test has the potential to save numerous lives by alerting women to cervical cancer. This comes as new research shows more than five m...

Newlywed Dies Of Cervical Cancer After Being Told She Was 'Too Young' For Smear Test

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 25-year-old has died from a rare form of cervical cancer after being told she was "too young" to have a smear test. Emma Fisk, from Selby, North ...

Mum, 21, With Terminal Cervical Cancer Wants Smear Test Age Lowered

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A young mother is campaigning for the cervical screening age to be lowered in the UK, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 21. ...

Dying Mum 'Overwhelmed' As Strangers Help Fund Dream Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Becoming a parent is usually one of the most magical moments in a person's life, but for Annie Marston, 25, and her fiance Scott Benton, the day they ...

Worried About Your Smear? We Asked Embarrassing Questions, So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We'd be lying if we said that a lot of women are completely fine about going for a smear test. Although we're not entirely sure what all of the fuss i...

Women Over 50 Urged Not To Ignore Cervical Screening

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts have called for NHS screening for cervical cancer to be rolled out to women over 64 after research found one in five new cases is diagn...

Ladies, Will You 'Flip Your Lips' To Raise Awareness Of Smear Tests?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer among women in the UK, and the third most common gynaecological cancer. According to Cancer Research...

'The Jade Goody Effect' Saved the Lives of Many Young Women, But What Impact Did It Have on Older Women?

Robert Music | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Music

One of the hardest parts of my job is speaking to women who are diagnosed with this disease, perhaps with advanced cancer, who delayed their screening. The regret and frustration they have knowing it may have picked up abnormalities before ever reaching cancer is devastating.

Single Dose Of HPV Vaccine 'Could Protect Against Cervical Cancer'

PA | By David Mercer, Press Association | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A single dose of the HPV vaccine could be enough to protect against infections which cause 70% of cervical cancers, new research suggests.Doctors foun...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Blame Your Partner For A HPV Diagnosis in Mid-Life

Suzi Godson | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

For women who are in monogamous relationships, an STI diagnosis can raise obvious concerns about infidelity, particularly for older women who may be starting to date again after years in a marriage or a long term commitment.

Make Cervical Cancer Screening a Priority

Naomi Orme | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Orme

Cervical Cancer is on the rise and is reported to affect older women more so than younger. For this reason our government see fit to empower doctors to refuse girls under the age of 25, in England and Wales, a cervical screening test wether they have symptoms or not.

Couple Marry In Hospital After Bride Given 48 Hours To Live

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 22-year-old widower has revealed how he and his wife got married in hospital, after they were told she had just 48 hours to live. Within six hour...

To Smear or Not to Smear... Why Don't They Have a Choice??!!

Naomi Orme | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Orme

Once upon a time there was a beautiful teenage girl who had everything to live for and a bright future ahead.. Then she began to experience severe abdominal pain and irregular bleeding.. She was sensible and body conscious and went to her doctor immediately.

Teal and White is the New Pink..?

Naomi Orme | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Orme

So when I began to have irregular periods I put it down to coming off the contraceptive pill, after all I had only just had my routine PAP with clear results! With that security I felt like, I'm guessing most people do, it will never happen to me...! I was wrong...

How Delaying a Smear Test Nearly Left My Children Without a Mum

Joanne Critchley | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Critchley

To come to the realisation that you have cancer and that there is a chance I won't survive - that I won't see my kids grow up is overwhelming. I was also convinced the cancer would spread, that with every ache and pain the cancer had returned.

Why #SmearForSmear Selfies Aren't The Way To Beat Cervical Cancer

Rachel Moss | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

When the first #SmearForSmear selfies started popping up on my newsfeed, I couldn't help but let out a disappointed groan. For me, the suggestion that women need yet another thinly-related social media campaign to make them take their health seriously is all a bit patronising.

Have You Done Your #SmearForSmear Selfie Yet?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women (and men) across social media are being urged to share selfies with lipstick smeared on their face as part of a cervical cancer awareness campai...

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 22.11.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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?