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Vinegar Screening Significantly Reduces Cervical Cancer Mortality

Biennial visual inspection with acetic acid (vinegar) screening by trained public health workers significantly reduced cervical cancer mortality in a large cluster-randomized controlled trial conducted among thousands of women from poor neighborhoods in Mumbai, India.

Cervical Cancer

The highest rates of cervical cancer occur in women aged 65 to 69, according to new estimates. This suggests that screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered.

The FDA has approved an HPV DNA test to be used as a primary screening method for cervical cancer in women 25 and older. The test can also give insight into future risk of cervical cancer.

An FDA panel has recommended that a DNA test that screens for HPV in women can replace the standard Pap smear as a first-line primary cervical cancer screening test.

New evidence reveals that there may be a benefit to continuing cervical cancer screening beyond age 65 years.

Women whose cervical cancer screening ceased between ages 50 and 64 years were 6 times more likely than women who were screened to have cervical cancer from ages 65 to 83 years.

A new study has demonstrated that a therapeutic vaccine against HPV can stimulate an immune response and regression of high-grade cervical dysplasia, a precursor to cervical cancer in women with an HPV infection.

Diagnosis and treatment of high-grade cervical dysplasia substantially increases the risk of cervical or vaginal cancer at or after age 60 years, a study finds.

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