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The HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine

HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus and is a sexually transmitted disease of around 40 different strains that affects the genital area of men and women, and can cause cancers of the throat, cervix, penis and anus. It is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, usually during sexual activity. The disease is sometimes called Genital Human Papillomavirus, and [...]

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Yeast Infection Symptoms can Vary Depending on the Infection

Yeast Infection Symptoms can Vary Depending on the Infection

Yeast infections, which are categorized as vaginitis, refer to any type of inflammation or infection of the vagina. There are several different types of vaginitis with their own symptoms and causes. These include chlamydia, trichomoniasis, candida, bacterial trichomoniasis, and non-infectious vaginitis due to chemical irritation. It is essential to know the type of infection in [...]

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HPV symptoms in women

HPV symptoms in women

With nearly 100 different strains of HPV it is not surprising that there are a great variety of HPV symptoms in women. This makes it hard to diagnose, as does the fact that many of the strains don’t show any symptoms at all. The infection is sexually transmitted and it is thought that around 50% [...]

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What are the symptoms of HPV?

What are the symptoms of HPV?

The human papillomavirus is the full name for the condition better known as HPV, which has had a lot of media attention since the FDA approved a vaccine for it. Despite hearing the name, many people are still unsure of the symptoms of HPV, which they should be looking out for or how to find [...]

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HPV Symptoms in Women: Silent and Common

HPV Symptoms in Women: Silent and Common

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that has been linked to causing genital warts and certain cancers, especially cervical cancer. There are over 100 strains of HPV that cause cancer or genital warts. Two strains in particular, called HPV Number 16 and HPV Number 18, have been directly linked to potentially deadly [...]

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Symptoms of HPV May be No Symptoms At All

Symptoms of HPV May be No Symptoms At All

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for warts in all of their various varieties. But about 30 strains of HPV can cause genital warts or cancer of the genitals. Strains of HPV that cause genital warts (condyloma) do not cause cancer and vice versa. Unfortunately, many people who become infected with HPV do not show [...]

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Cervical Cancer Symptoms are seen when the Cancer is at an Advanced Stage

Cervical Cancer Symptoms are seen when the Cancer is at an Advanced Stage

In women throughout the world cervical cancer is the third most common form of cancer seen. The surface of the cervix is the normal starting place for the disease and the most common type of cervical cancer involves the squamous cells. Cervical cancer is usually caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is common [...]

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Identification, Causes and Types

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Identification, Causes and Types

“Squama” is a Latin worm meaning “fish or reptile scales.” This gives you some indication of what squamous cell carcinoma cells looks like. In order to diagnose this cancer, doctors need to get a skin biopsy. By observing the scaly cells under a microscope, they can quickly identify this cancer. This is a type of [...]

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Cervical Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Cervical Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Only women can get cervical cancer. The cervix is the area in between the uterus and the vagina. This area is tightly closed when a woman is pregnant in order to protect the fetus. Just what causes cancer of the cervix is unknown, but women at risk ate those who: Smoke Take oral contraception Have [...]

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Pap Test

Pap Test

The Pap test, also called “Pap smear,” was developed over fifty years ago. This test, in which cells are removed from the cervix and evaluated through a microscope, has dramatically decreased the number of cervical cancer deaths in this country. The Pap test can detect precancerous and cancerous changes of the cervix, allowing early detection [...]

September 20, 2011 More
Screening for Cervical cancer

Screening for Cervical cancer

Cancer of the cervix is the most common cancer of the reproductive organs after endometrial and ovarian cancers. Nearly 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States, with over 4,000 deaths attributed to this illness. Pap smears have resulted in significant reductions in deaths due to cervical cancer. Interestingly, [...]

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