Tag: HPV

Study Endorses HPV Testing for All Women Over 30

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  • December, 15 2011

New DNA tests looking for the virus responsible for most cases of cervical cancer make sense for all women aged 30 or over, since they can prevent more cases of cancer than Pap smears alone, Dutch researchers say. Results of a five-year study involving 45,000 women provided the strongest evidence yet in favor of using…

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CIN Risk Low in HPV+ Women With Normal Colposcopy Results

When women with human papilloma virus (HPV) have low-grade cytology findings but a normal colposcopy, they can be followed at routine intervals, a UK team has shown. Such women are at low risk for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), the researchers say. Most studies evaluating the risk of high-grade disease after a negative colposcopy were…

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