Genetics of Cervical Cancer raise concern about antiviral Therapy in some Cases

It could be dangerous to use antiviral treatments or therapeutic vaccines with women whose lesions already show signs of HPV integration

Genetics of cervical cancer raise concern about antiviral therapy in some cases
It could be dangerous to use antiviral treatments or therapeutic vaccines with women whose lesions already show signs of HPV integration

A new understanding of the genetic process that can lead to cervical cancer may help improve diagnosis of potentially dangerous lesions for some women, and also raises a warning flag about the use of anti-viral therapies in certain cases – suggesting they could actually trigger the cancer they are trying to cure.

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by OSU researchers from Oregon State University, 06/19/2013.

HPV Tests for Cervical Cancer Detection in the UK

2012: NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests

NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests
HPV test will provide an early sign of an increased risk of cervical cancer

More than 99% of cases of cervical cancer are caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Doctors say that because the new HPV tests find abnormalities – and increased risk of cancer – at an earlier stage, most women will be able to undergo smear tests far less often, after receiving a negative result.

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by Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent, Dec 2012

HPV Testing and Cervical Screening

Is the HPV Test better Cancer Screen Method than Pap Smear?

Many women know the HPV vaccine can help protect against cervical cancer. But did you know there is also an HPV test?.

  • Video by healthcentralobgyn, Published on 16 Dec 2011
  • We’ve been doing the HPV test in our office for about 7 years,” said Dr. Jay Staub, ” and I’ve actually have negative paps for 5 to 7 to 10 years in a row and had an HPV test that was positive and actually had cervical cancer. So, I think we’re headed in that direction. We just don’t have the data yet. I think we’re going to see studies that indicate that the HPV test is probably more accurate as a primary screen. “

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