Many young women get unnecessary pelvic exams


(Reuters Health) – Although guidelines say most women under age 21 don’t need pelvic exams or cervical cancer screenings, a U.S. study suggests many still get these invasive tests.

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(University of California – San Francisco) Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, but a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests, which can lead to false-positive testing, over-treatment, anxiety and needless cost.

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AbstractIn 2017, HPV vaccines were first marketed in China. We carried out an investigation among parents of high school students to assess parents ’ knowledge of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV)/HPV vaccines, along with their acceptance of HPV vaccination and the factors that influence it, all of which are essential for targeted education regarding HPV vaccination. A cross-sectional study was conducted among parents of high sch ool students in East China using a pretested questionnaire. Data regarding knowledge of cervical cancer, HPV, HPV vaccines, and acceptance of the vaccines were collected and ana…

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Authors: Hou B, Li W, Li J, Ma J, Xia P, Liu Z, Zeng Q, Zhang X, Chang D
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer‑related mortality worldwide. Thus, identification of the mechanisms involved in the progression of CRC has become a crucial element of facilitating early CRC diagnosis and targeted therapy for patients with advanced CRC. Currently, Phospholysine phosphohistidine inorganic pyrophosphate phosphatase (LHPP), a type of histidine phosphatase protein, has been confirmed as a tumor suppressor in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cerv…

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Authors: Niu P, Li J, Chen H, Zhu Y, Zhou J, Shi D
A number of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors have been approved for the treatment of certain types of cancer or are currently undergoing clinical trials. However, mTOR targeted therapy exerts selective pressure on tumour cells, which leads to the preferential growth of resistant subpopulations. There are two classes of mTOR inhibitors: i) The rapalogs, such as rapamycin, which bind to the 12‑kDa FK506‑binding…

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We have previously demonstrated that singlet oxygen photosensitization abilities of Zn(II) phthalocyanines (Zn(II)Pcs) are enhanced through α-functionalization with bulky fluorinated substituents (i.e., bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl units) at facing positions of ABAB Zn(II)Pcs, where A and B refer to differently functionalized isoindoles. In this work, we have prepared the Zn(II)Pc ABAB 1 endowed with hydrophilic triethylene glycol monomethyl ether (i.e., at the A isoindoles) to provide solubility in aqueous media, together with its A3B and A4 counterparts, …

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Vaccination against HPV seems to be a good approach for prevention of cervical cancer and genital warts. But in Iran we are confronted with lack of evidence for its cost-effectiveness whereas its consumption is dramatically increasing. This was a cross- sectional study. We used a questionnaire included 5 sections as follows; Patients demographic information, Patients medical history, Pregnancy and lactation considerations, Gardasil prescription characteristics and HPV infection characteristics. Prescriber with adherence to guideline were defined as those prescribing Gardasil for correct age range and indication with accura…

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