Tag Archives: cervical cancer

Many Adolescents Missing HPV Vaccine

Federal health authorities are urging parents to make sure their children receive the recommended doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine to prevent infections, which can cause several types of cancer. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of adolescent girls and 60 percent of adolescent boys have not started the […]

Millions of Women Missing Cervical Cancer Screenings

Despite evidence that cervical cancer screening saves lives, about eight million women ages 21 to 65 years have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half of new cervical cancer cases occur among women who have never […]

Celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn about all the ways to prevent, detect and treat a cancer that affects around half a million women worldwide each year. Cervical cancer is most often caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease. The vaccine for HPV can help prevent most cases […]

Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS, Joins Bon Secours Oncology Specialists

Bon Secours Oncology Specialists announces that Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS has joined Bon Secours Hampton Roads as Regional Medical Director for Radiation Oncology. As a world-renowned radiation oncologist with more than 24 years of experience, he is known for his special expertise in brachytherapy in the treatment of breast, prostate, cervical and other cancers. Prior […]

HPV Vaccine Linked with Falling Infection Rates

The prevalence of dangerous strains of the human papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and a principal cause of cervical cancer — has dropped by half among teenage girls in recent years, a striking measure of success for a vaccine against the virus that was introduced only in 2006, […]

An Ounce of Prevention: Women’s Health Screenings

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  In American culture, I believe prevention is perhaps the most under-valued tool in medicine.  Many chronic diseases can be prevented or treated earlier with screening.  So what tests do you need?  This can be confusing, because guidelines have been changed recently […]

Newborn Circumcision Up to Parents, Pediatricians Recommend

Although the health benefits of circumcising newborn males outweigh the risks to the procedure, it’s still a decision that parents should make with their baby’s doctor, a leading group of pediatricians recommends. In an updated policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges that circumcision lowers the risk of becoming infected with HIV, genital herpes, […]

Breast and Cervical Cancer Rates Rising Around the World

Research from the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) shows that 2 million women around the world are developing breast or cervical cancer every year. These numbers are so high that experts speculate that deaths from these two diseases soon match those from “maternal mortality” in pregnancy and childbirth. Many of these cancers […]

Prevent Cervical Cancer

Protect your daughter against cervical cancer by making sure she receives all three shots of the HPV vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this vaccination series for all girls 11 years of age and older. The series of shots are administered over a six-month time frame. It is important that all three shots are […]

Anti-Cancer Superfoods

What you eat can affect your risk of getting cancer. Try these four “anti-cancer superfoods” to improve your health, according to Dr. Oz: Papaya – contains two cancer fighters: lycopene and cartenoid beta-cyrptoxanthin. Eating a papayaa once or more every week can lower your cervical cancer risk, studies show. Shrimp – contain Omega-3 fatty acids, […]