New Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Test has Minimal Discomfort.

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A new diagnostic test for cervical cancer that could replace the colposcope (usually used following an abnormal pap smear) is less painful and minimizes discomfort according to new research published in Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease .In the colposcope a metal instrument is used  to obtain a small sampling of cells inside the cervix that is often painful for the patient and does not always provide good results. An alternate device...

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Does radiation therapy for cervical cancer increase your risk of later colorectal cancer?

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In a recent study published online in the journal Medical Oncology researchers found that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer had a higher incidence of secondary colorectal cancer later in life than women who were not treated with radiation therapy. As a result they recommended earlier colorectal cancer screening for this group than earlier recommended starting at about 8 years after treatment instead of waiting until age 50....

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Are Women Treated for PreCancerous Cells on the Cervix, at Greater Risk of Later Cervical and Vaginal Cancers?

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A new study published in the British Medical Journal concluded that women previously treated for abnormal cells on the cervix (CIN3 or cervical intraepithelial neoplasis grade 3) are at increased risk of developing and dying from cervical or vaginal cancer compared with the general female population and that the risk rises after age 60. This is the first study to evaluate the risk of death from cervical cancer after treatment of CIN3) as women...

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Simple Test to Detect Cervical Cancer

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A new study published in PLOS ONE concluded that using the heat profile from a person’s blood, a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including the stage 9f cancer. The researchers said “We have been able to demonstrate a more convenient, less intrusive test for detecting and staging cervical cancer.” Researchers said plasma thermograms have different patterns associated with different...

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