New research explores how genetic factors may be linked to low cervical cancer rates in Western Asia
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  April 18, 2017  
  Cervical Cancer  
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 New research explores how genetic factors may be linked to low cervical cancer rates in Western AsiaNew research explores how genetic factors may be linked to low cervical cancer rates in Western Asia
 
New research provides an insight into why cervical cancer is less common in certain regions of the world even though they may have limited screening and fewer or no prevention programs.
 
 
 Study finds low cervical cancer screening rates among women with mental illnessStudy finds low cervical cancer screening rates among women with mental illness
 
Women enrolled in California's Medicaid program who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 
   Study provides new understanding of molecular mechanisms of HPV-induced tumorsStudy provides new understanding of molecular mechanisms of HPV-induced tumors
 
The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated (HPV+) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) of the oropharynx has dramatically increased over the last decade and is now more frequently diagnosed than uterine cervical cancer in the United States.
 
   New antibody test can detect person’s risk for developing HPV-related cancer of the oropharynxNew antibody test can detect person’s risk for developing HPV-related cancer of the oropharynx
 
Cancer of the oropharynx has become increasingly common: In the United States alone, the number of newly diagnosed cases has tripled over the past three decades. About 70 percent of these tumors are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16.
 
   Adolescent girls should be encouraged to establish care and rapport with gynecologistAdolescent girls should be encouraged to establish care and rapport with gynecologist
 
For a parent of a girl, it is important to teach proper health care practices. Part of this is maintaining proper gynecological and reproductive care upon puberty. Two major questions that come up in regard to an adolescent's seeing a gynecologist are when and why.
 
 Two in every five people in the US carry Human Papilloma Virus
 
Two in every five people in the US carry Human Papilloma VirusLatest estimates of the prevalence of the human papilloma virus (HPV) in the US were published this month. Among the adult population, genital HPV was identified in 45% of men and 40% of women. The prevalence of oral HPV was 11.5% among men and 3.3% among women.
 
 
 ASTRO issues new clinical guideline for management of oropharyngeal cancer with radiation therapy
 
ASTRO issues new clinical guideline for management of oropharyngeal cancer with radiation therapyThe American Society for Radiation Oncology today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer.
 
 
 How Does The Combined Pill Work?
 
How Does The Combined Pill Work?The combined pill is the birth control pill containing artificial versions of estrogen and progestogen. These are hormones that the female body secretes naturally in the ovaries, and which are essential to the optimal functioning of the reproductive system. They regulate the menstrual cycle. thickening of the uterus lining and ovulation.
 
 
 Number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the U.S. projected to decrease through 2030
 
Number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the U.S. projected to decrease through 2030As the population of people living with HIV in the United States ages, the burden of cancer for these patients is expected to shift away from cancers linked to AIDS and toward malignancies that affect the general population, according to a new study led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher.
 
 
 Fighting colorectal cancer
 
Fighting colorectal cancerColorectal cancer is a combined term to describe the malignant tumors that occur in the large intestine; the colon being the upper part of the large intestine and the rectum being the lowest part of the large intestine.