Cervical Cancer Epidemiology
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  April 3, 2019  
  Cervical Cancer  
  The latest cervical cancer news from News Medical  
 Cervical Cancer EpidemiologyCervical Cancer Epidemiology
 
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. In the last 4 decades the trends have changed for the better.
 
   Rapid expansion of interventions could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer within 50 yearsRapid expansion of interventions could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer within 50 years
 
Cervical cancer could be eliminated as a public health problem in most countries by the end of the century by rapid expansion of existing interventions, according to a modeling study published in The Lancet Oncology journal.
 
   Analysis of cervical precancer shows decline in two strains of HPVAnalysis of cervical precancer shows decline in two strains of HPV
 
An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus that have been targeted by vaccination since 2006 have declined, accounting for a smaller proportion of cervical disease.
 
 Cervical Cancer Treatment
 
Cervical Cancer TreatmentTreatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team. The team usually consists of a gynaecologist, a surgeon, a clinical oncologist who specializes in chemotherapy and radiotherapy, a medical oncologist who specializes in chemotherapy, a pathologist, a radiologist or an imaging radiologist, a social worker, a psychologist and an oncology nurse.
 
 
 Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100
 
Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100Scaling up the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could eradicate cervical cancer in high-income countries within 30 years, with most other countries following by the end of the century, according to new research.
 
 
 Misconceptions surrounding HPV are causing women to miss smear tests
 
Misconceptions surrounding HPV are causing women to miss smear testsA survey conducted by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has found that a “concerning” level of misunderstanding and stigma surrounding human papilloma virus could be putting women off going for life-saving cervical smear tests.