Change in cervical cancer screening guideline linked to reduced identification of chlamydia cases
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  July 13, 2017  
  Cervical Cancer  
  The latest cervical cancer news from News Medical  
 Change in cervical cancer screening guideline linked to reduced identification of chlamydia casesChange in cervical cancer screening guideline linked to reduced identification of chlamydia cases
 
A 2012 cervical cancer screening guideline change is associated with reduced testing for cervical cancer and chlamydia and reduced identification of chlamydia cases in young women.
 
 
 New review explores effect of HPV vaccination on cervical cancer screeningNew review explores effect of HPV vaccination on cervical cancer screening
 
A new review looks at cervical cancer screening in the era of HPV vaccination. The review notes that trials have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of vaccines against HPV infection, but the complete effect of HPV vaccination as a cancer prevention strategy may not be fully evident for decades, given the slow progression from HPV infection to the development of cervical cancer.
 
   HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancerHPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer
 
Women who receive human papillomavirus testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London and the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.
 
   New HPV vaccine could prevent most infections and millions of cancersNew HPV vaccine could prevent most infections and millions of cancers
 
Cervical cancer affects more than half a million women and causes more than a quarter of a million deaths each year globally.
 
   Cancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areasCancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areas
 
According to the CDC, the cancer death rates nationwide have been on the decline. The reduction in these rates however is much slower in the rural areas than in other regions.
 
 ASTRO releases updated insurance coverage recommendations for proton beam therapy to treat cancer
 
ASTRO releases updated insurance coverage recommendations for proton beam therapy to treat cancerThe American Society for Radiation Oncology has issued an update to its recommendations for medical insurance coverage regarding the use of proton beam therapy to treat cancer.