Cervical Cancer; What We Should Know!, Health News, ET HealthWorld

By Dr. Vashishth Maniar Cervical cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in India. Approximately 97,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed & 60,000 deaths are reported in India every year. We have more than 2,25,000 patients suffering from this disease in India at any given point of time. Cervical cancer is mainly caused … Read more

Watch out for these warning signs of cervical cancer Health

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers seen in Indian women; the other is breast cancer. It is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix—the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina—mostly due to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and India accounts for the highest number … Read more

Which Populations Should Be Screened for Cervical Cancer?

MONTROUGE, France — Whether you are a cisgender woman or a transgender man who has kept his uterus, regardless of the sex of your partner, and even if you are a woman who is no longer sexually active, you must take part in cervical cancer screening. This is the reminder issued by Julia Maruani, MD, … Read more

Promising Cancer Survival Trends Seen in Nordic Countries

A new study shows promising long-term survival trends overall with regard to 23 solid cancers in the Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway. The 5-year survival rate reached between 50% and 100% in 17 cancers, and it topped 90% for five. Although 5-year survival remained below 50% for six cancers, survival still markedly … Read more

Pembrolizumab offers a major added survival benefit for patients with advanced cervical cancer

Pembrolizumab has recently been approved in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of women with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumors express PD-L1. Chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab is possible. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has now examined in an early benefit assessment whether pembrolizumab in this … Read more

Targeting the newly discovered signaling pathway could boost the potency of cancer therapeutics

Cells zealously protect the integrity of their genomes, because damage can lead to cancer or cell death. The genome -; a cell’s complete set of DNA -; is most vulnerable while it is being duplicated before a cell divides. Cancer cells are constantly dividing, so their genomes are constantly in jeopardy. Researchers at Washington University … Read more

Can you still get cervical cancer if you don’t engage in sexual activity? | Health

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers that affects women and this condition also affects a woman’s fertility and makes it difficult for her to conceive naturally but though infertility later cervical cancer is inevitable, the advent of medical technology such as cancer fertility preservation has now made it possible for women to … Read more

Cervical cancer: Unprotected sex can increase the risk of the disease

Every year, January is observed as the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to spread awareness about this disease. Many people’s queries revolve around sexual health. Read on to know if your sexual lifestyle plays a role in you being diagnosed with cervical cancer, which is one of the most common cancers that affects women. Cervical cancer … Read more

Cervical cancer: 8 lifestyle factors that could increase risk in women

Cervical cancer develops when there is an unwanted growth of cells in the lower part of the uterus linked to the vagina. It is the second most prominent cancer among women between 15-44 years of age in India. Recent estimates suggest that around 0.12 million women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and the condition claims … Read more

Cervical Cancer in Women 65+ Often Deadly: So Why Not Screen?

Approximately one fifth of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in women aged 65 years or older, and most of the cases are late-stage diseases associated with poor survival rates. The new finding calls into question yet again the many national screening guidelines that advise physicians to halt cervical screening at age 65. The findings emerged … Read more