The show is Yegna. Its goal (besides entertainment) is to tackle issues affecting teen girls (and boys, too), from a lack of menstrual pads to why betting is unwise. We talk to one of the writers.
As a first step to early treatment, health workers who speak Haitian Creole are teaching people in Little Haiti how to test themselves for HPV, the virus that causes half of all cervical cancers.
Two new studies suggest that minimally invasive surgery for early stage cervical cancer patients leads to death and recurring disease more often than standard surgery through a large incision.
HPV testing is now seen as equally effective as Pap tests for cervical cancer screening. An influential federal advisory group has changed guidelines for how women over 30 should get tested.
A new study adds weight to the evidence that an HPV test can more accurately test for cervical cancer risk than a Pap smear.
The cancer takes a devastating toll in sub-Saharan Africa. In Burkina Faso, health workers have come up with a creative way to offer free screenings in the farthest corners of the country.
An influential task force says that either a Pap test or an HPV test is enough to screen for cervical cancer. But key medical groups say that strategy could miss cancers, especially in minority women.
For decades the Pap test was the only option for cervical cancer screening. Now there's the HPV test, too. A federal task force says that for most women, either test will do just fine.
In the U.S., there are about 39,000 cancers associated with the human papillomavirus each year. Doctors say the new HPV vaccine may help reduce the number of cases.
There's not enough good evidence to make the call as to whether an annual pelvic exam is a good screening tool, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says.