Cervical Cancer

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 14.03.2014 | 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...

Smear Tests Are At A 15-Year Low

PA | PA | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Uptake of smear tests in women aged 60 to 64 is at a 15 year low, a charity has warned. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has raised concerns about th...

Michael Douglas, Muff Diving and Misinformation

Fran Singh | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Fran Singh

Michael Douglas' recent comments on oral sex, HPV and cancer have generated headlines for all the wrong reasons. But why does it take a celebrity to get ill before we talk about health and is accuracy more important than raising awareness?

Screenings 'Give False Reassurance' To Women Concerned About Ovarian Cancer

PA | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Almost half of women incorrectly believe that smear tests can detect ovarian cancer, a charity has warned. Target Ovarian Cancer said that a poll o...

Third Of Women Think Cervical Cancer Symptoms Are 'Normal'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Only a third of women would visit a GP if they experienced a common symptom of cervical cancer, figures suggest. Just 33% of women would go to see ...

Gay Men Should Receive Cancer Vaccine For Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine given to young girls that protects Britain's heterosexual population from the human papilloma virus (HPV) should be made available to gay me...

Sex Abuse Victims Less Likely To Have Smear Tests

PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who were sexually abused in childhood are less likely to attend cervical cancer screenings than other women, research suggests. The National ...

'Cancer' bride who raised thousands for treatment arrested in fraud probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

A young bride who claimed to be stricken with cervical cancer, prompting donors to raise thousands of pounds for her dream wedding, has been arrested ...

Schoolgirls Denied Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine On Religious Grounds

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolgirls are being denied a potentially life-saving cervical cancer jab at their schools on the grounds of religion. Some schools in England hav...