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1 in 10 women is not being screened for cervical cancer

As with the HPV vaccine, a key barrier is 'missed opportunities' among doctors

Nov. 5, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Cervical cancer screening has been considered one of the great success stories in cancer prevention, yet about 8 million U.S. women have not been screened for the disease in the last five years, according to a report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The United States is going to be the shame of the developed world because our rates of [HPV vaccine] uptake are so much lower than other countries," said Fred Hutch's Dr. Denise Galloway, whose research helped lay the groundwork for the vaccine.

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Too much screening? Patients with limited life expectancy still getting cancer tests

Overscreening offers little benefit, potential harm and high costs, new studies conclude

Aug. 18, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Older people and those with limited life expectancy – as little as five years -- often get cancer screenings that likely won’t help and could cause harm, despite national guidelines that recommend against them.

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An end to routine pelvic exams? Not so fast, some say

Cutting through the confusion on conflicting guidelines

July 2, 2014 | By Joely Johnson Mork

A physicians' group says healthy women don't need the yearly exams, another says they do. We cut through the confusion on conflicting guidelines.

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