CDC researchers found that more older women than younger women reported not having been screened recently for cervical cancer, and 5.1% of patients ages 66 to 70 years reported that they had never been screened.
9 May 2017
Negative experiences for transgender patients can be avoided through gender-affirming care by physicians.
1 Jan 2023
This week's quiz asks readers to determine appropriate management of cervical cancer screening in a 26-year-old woman who had a normal Pap smear 1 year ago.
16 Aug 2016
Primary HPV testing without cotesting every 5 years now an option for cervical cancer screening, Task Force says
An accompanying editorial said that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations preserve the greatest range of choices for practitioners and patients but that their effect on cervical cancer mortality, among other issues, remains to be determined.
28 Aug 2018
While HPV immunization is recommended during adolescence, internists practicing in the postvaccine era have their own host of considerations: namely, screening for cervical cancer and providing catch-up vaccination.
1 Feb 2017
Cervical cancer screening may be able to occur later, less often in HPV-vaccinated women, study suggests
When compared with no intervention, vaccination alone with no screening produced a 64.6% mean reduction in lifetime cervical cancer risk, and screening strategies increased this risk reduction to a range of 88% to 98%. The lowest cost-effectiveness ratio was seen with cytology-only screening every 5 years starting at age 35, compared with vaccination alone.
25 Oct 2016
A 28-year-old woman is seen to establish care. Medical history is significant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosed and treated at age 5 years; she has been leukemia free since completion of therapy. Following a physical exam and cervical cancer screening, what is the most appropriate additional survivorship assessment to perform next?
22 Feb 2022
New guidelines that change the recommendations for practices such as pelvic exams are leading to changes in the mindsets of physicians and patients.
1 Sep 2015
Incongruous reviews, recommendations, and guidelines about the necessity of an annual pelvic screening have led internists to have discussions with female patients about their preferences.
1 Sep 2017
An observational study found that patients often continued to be screened for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer after passing guideline-recommended age thresholds.
17 Aug 2021