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Cervical Cancer

Study finds not all women get appropriate care for cervical cancer

Date Visible: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 16:30

Fewer than three out of five women with cervical cancer received guideline-based care, a new study finds. For black and Hispanic women, it’s just over half, which could help explain why cervical cancer outcomes tend to be worse for these women.

Women of indigenous communities prefer self-screening for cancer-causing virus

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 15:00
Cervical cancer is a preventable disease if detected on time, but it remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women in Latin America, particularly women of poor and indigenous communities.

U-M among nation’s cancer centers to jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

Date Visible: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:30

Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Abnormal Pap Test — What should you do?

You've learned you have an abnormal pap test -- and are overwhelmed with questions. What does it mean? What happens next? One thing to keep in mind is the majority of abnormal Pap tests do not mean you have cancer. We outline some of the other causes of abnormal pap tests, and what you can expect to happen next.

HPV vaccine and cervical cancer: Is this the new magic bullet?

Most cervical cancers are caused by the sexually transmitted infection human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV immunization could reduce the impact of cervical cancer worldwide by as much as two-thirds, if all adolescent and adult women were to get the vaccine.

Preserving Fertility During Cancer Treatment

Date Visible: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 14:15
For many young women diagnosed with cancer, concerns about fertility can be so important they influence critical decisions about treatment.

U-M joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention

Date Visible: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 11:00

In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined 69 of the nation’s top cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.

Patients six to ten times more likely to get HPV vaccine after electronic health record prompts

Date Visible: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 20:15
More patients age 9-26 started and completed cervical cancer vaccine series due to electronic health record “prompts” at doctor appointments.

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