News: Pap smear

‘Acid Test’ for Cervical Cancer

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Women infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) constitute one of the populations at highest risk for human papillomavirus-induced cervical cancer. While HIV-infected women in developing countries, such as India, are living longer thanks to antiretroviral therapy, their risk of invasive cervical cancer remains high due to lack of access to affordable and accurate cervical cancer […]

Cervical Cancer Screening: VICC Explains Changes in Recommended Guidelines

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Visit the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health website. As recently as the 1940s, cervical cancer was once among the most common cancers among women and a leading cause of cancer death. Thanks to the development in the 1950s of the Pap test, which tests cells from the cervix for pre-cancerous or cancerous changes, the incidence […]