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More early cervical cancer cases being detected under Affordable Care Act

New study finds higher rates of young women covered by parents' private insurance being diagnosed, treated earlier

Nov. 24, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study suggests that young women covered under the Affordable Care Act are finding, and treating, their cervical cancers earlier. A Fred Hutch expert weighs in.

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It’s not about sex, it’s about cancer

New, large study shows HPV vaccine does not increase sexual behavior in teen girls

Feb. 9, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new, large study shows HPV vaccine does not increase sexual behavior in teen girls.

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Should HPV test replace the Pap for cervical cancer screening?

A panel of experts offers interim guidance – but main message is get screened and vaccinated

Jan. 14, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An interim report developed with input from multiple medical organizations and published simultaneously in three leading gynecological journals last week provides guidance to health-care providers who want to offer a test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) as first-line screening for cervical cancer. The HPV test would take the place of the Pap test, which has been the standard since the 1950s.

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