cervical cancer

In this August 2012 photo provided by Arrica Wallace, husband Matthew shaves Arrica's head when her hair was falling out in Manhattan, Kan. Arrica Wallace was 35 when her cervical cancer was discovered in 2011. It spread widely, with one tumor so large that it blocked half of her windpipe. The strongest chemotherapy and radiation failed to help, and doctors gave her less than a year to live. But her doctor heard about an immune therapy trial at the Cancer Institute and got her enrolled. "It's been 22 months since treatment and 17 months of completely clean scans" that show no sign of cancer, Arrica Wallace said. (AP Photo/Courtesy Arrica Wallace)

Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of […]


George N. Papanicolaou, founder of the uterine cancer cell examination known as the "Pap smear", which has helped save the lives of thousands of women, is shown in his office at Cornell University Medical College in New York City, in 1958. (AP Photo)

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay […]


Report: Most women need Paps every 3 or 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guidelines issued today recommend that women can wait three to five years between checks for cervical cancer, depending on their age and test choice. Many medical groups have long recommended a Pap […]


Cervical cancer deaths higher in black women

Why do more black women die of cervical cancer than white women? AP correspondent Ross Simpson reports on a new study that may shed some light on that disparity. Only certain strains of HPV cause […]



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