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Older women sidestep embarrassing cervical smear tests

Date: 14/06/2011 02:41:00
Source: http://www.healthcanal.com/cancers/18001-Older-women-sidestep-embarassin...
Older women are too embarrassed to go for smear tests, and fear pain, while younger women are too busy, according to a Cancer Research UK study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today.
This first study to explore age differences in barriers to cervical screening attendance suggested differences between the younger and older age groups.

Not everyone's clear on HPV tests

The test approved in 2003 to detect the human papillomavirus isn't always used correctly. A new study says 25% of doctors are giving the wrong test and two-thirds are testing the wrong patients.
July 03, 2011|By Jill U. Adams, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Source: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/03/health/la-he-hpv-test-20110626
Most women are familiar with the Pap smear — a test that detects precancerous changes in the cells of the cervix. They're less likely to know of the far newer HPV test, which detects the human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer.

Liquid based cytology

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Liquid based cytology (LBC) is a method of preparing cervical cells for examination in a laboratory following a Pap smear. A Pap smear is a gynaecological screening test primarily used to detect cancerous cells in the cervix, but it can also detect infections and other abnormalities. LBC is a newer way to examine the specimen collected from a Pap smear that is expected to be more sensitive and therefore better, however, some studies show that with its heightened sensitivity comes an increased number of false positives.

Cervical cancer device wins One to Watch award

Date: 22 June 2011
Source: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/medical-and-healthcare/news/cervica...
A new device for diagnosing cervical cancer has won its creator a One to Watch award from Enterprise Ireland.
The analyser — based on Raman spectroscopy and an algorithm developed at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) — can detect cervical pre-cancer in Pap smears, a process currently carried out by skilled cytologists.

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