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  • Aug 2019

    Causes and treatments for a period that won't stop

    Although having a long period occasionally is not often a cause for concern, having them frequently or feeling that a period won't stop may indicate an underlying issue. Learn about the causes and what to do here.

  • Jul 2019

    Vaccine cuts rate of HPV infection, precancerous lesions

    New research finds a link between HPV vaccination and a considerable drop in cases of HPV infection and the number of precancerous lesions.

  • Jun 2019

    What to know about low urine output

    Low urine output can occur as a result of various causes, including infections, dehydration, and urinary tract blockages. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about low urine output here.

  • May 2019

    What STDs can you get from oral sex?

    There are many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that people can get as a result of having oral sex, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Learn about how people can transmit STDs orally, the symptoms they cause, and the available treatments here.

  • May 2019

    What to know about bumps on the cervix

    Bumps on the cervix are usually benign, or noncancerous, so they do not usually need treatment. In other cases, bumps can indicate cervical cancer, which will require treatment. Learn about the causes and treatments for bumps on the cervix here.

  • May 2019

    Everything you need to know about Pap smears

    A Pap smear is a routine test that doctors use to look for changes in the cervical cells. These changes may indicate cancer or precancer. Learn more about a Pap smear here.

  • Feb 2019

    New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

    Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.

  • Jan 2019

    Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

    New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects.

  • Dec 2018

    LEEP procedure: What to expect

    LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here.

  • Dec 2018

    What is the link between HPV and HIV?

    HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may be more prone to contracting HPV and experience worse complications. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about HPV and fertility

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. In this article, learn about the possible risks and how to improve the outcome.

  • Oct 2018

    Cancer ribbon colors: A guide

    Ribbons come in a variety of colors to promote awareness and raise funds to support people fighting many types of cancer. Learn about the ribbons here.

  • Sep 2018

    HPV and breastfeeding: What to know

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection. It does not usually cause severe symptoms, but some strains can increase the risk of certain cancers. Can you breastfeed if you have HPV? In this article, we look at the safety and risks to help breastfeeding women make an informed decision.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the most curable cancers?

    There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

  • Jul 2018

    What are the symptoms of a polyp of the cervix?

    Cervical polyps are small growths on the cervix. They may cause symptoms that include spotting between periods or bleeding after sexual intercourse or menopause. Causes may include high estrogen levels or chronic inflammation. It is possible to remove polyps surgically, and they do not usually return. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2018

    What can cause cramps and discharge?

    Menstruation, endometriosis, and infections are all possible causes of cramps and discharge. For most people, the discomfort will pass, but severe or lasting symptoms could be more of a cause for concern. This article looks at reasons for cramps and discharge along with treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jun 2018

    Vaginal bacteria may have a role in cervical cancer

    A new study reveals that microbe composition and other conditions in the vagina are linked to the development of cervical cancer in all its stages.

  • May 2018

    What causes bleeding between periods?

    Vaginal bleeding between periods is a common experience with many possible causes. When this occurs, a person may notice light brown spotting in their underwear after their period has ended. Hormonal changes and contraceptives are common causes, though bleeding between periods can also be a sign of certain cancers.

  • Apr 2018

    What causes a friable cervix?

    Friable cervix occurs when someone’s cervix becomes extra sensitive. Symptoms may include bleeding between periods, pain inside the vagina, or unusual discharge. Friable cervix is often caused by an STI or pregnancy but can also result from cervical cancer. In this article, we discuss causes, symptoms, and treatment.

  • Jan 2018

    Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer

    It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?

  • Jan 2018

    How blueberries help to kill cancer cells

    Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.

  • Dec 2017

    Cervical ectropion: What you need to know

    Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, inflamed patch on the outside the cervix. Learn more.

  • Oct 2017

    Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?

    Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus.

  • Oct 2017

    How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?

    A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.

  • Oct 2017

    HPV and cancer: Key mechanism may suggest treatment

    Researchers have revealed a key aspect behind the mechanism that allows HPV to promote cancer cell survival. This discovery may suggest a better treatment.