Tag: "pap" at medical news
Cervical cancer treatment depends on patient age
...e of treatments given to adolescents with abnormal pap
July/August 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...han 60 percent and increased the odds of screening pap
smears more than 50 percent. As the authors point out, statistics show that disadvantaged patients, including racial and ethnic minorities, patients of low socioeconomic status and those who are uninsured or insured by Medicaid are more likely to ha...
Unmarried women say they feel misunderstood in doctors' offices
... therefore, on whether she should be tested. While pap
tests are recommended for women who have at some point in their lives had a sexual relationship with a man, about 80 percent of women who partner with women fall into that category. The project's initial results come from a series of focus groups wi...
New breast pap smear detects early cellular changes; May prevent onset of breast cancer
... with excitement. "This is potentially the 'breast pap
smear' that we never had before," said Seewaldt, a...sive Cancer Center. "Just as we do with a cervical pap
smear, we can now survey cells from the whole breast, examine them under the microscope and test for...
Occasional lack of health insurance results in less preventive care
...services. Particularly lacking: cholesterol tests, pap
tests and mammograms among women, and prostate cancer screening for men. Other studies have shown that early breast cancer screening can reduce death rates by up to 60 percent. "Our results extend the findings of other studies showing that periods of...
UCSF receives grant to fight cervical cancer
...that provides affordable andculturally-appropriate pap
smear screening services for Vietnamese women. If...atment services for this population. "With regular pap
smear screenings, we have the potential to dramaticallyreduce the incidence of cervical cancer in th...