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FDA approval of nonavalent HPV vaccine adds new tool to eradicate cervical cancer

It is estimated that the seven “high-risk” HPV types found in the nonavalent vaccine can potentially prevent over 90 percent of cervical cancers and a similarly high number of other HPV-associated cancers of the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, and some head and neck cancers. “As the healthcare providers for women who suffer from cervical and lower genital tract cancers, members of the SGO have always been advocates for the primary prevention of cervical and other HPV-related cancers,” said SGO President Richard R…

Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

Treatments involving neck manipulation may be associated with stroke, though it cannot be said with certainty that neck manipulation causes strokes, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Cervical artery dissection (CD) is a small tear in the layers of artery walls in the neck. It can result in ischemic stroke if a blood clot forms after a trivial or major trauma in the neck and later causes blockage of a blood vessel in the brain…

A simple test for a significant health issue

I just read the most amazing article about detecting cervical cancer. Pap smears have significantly lowered the number of deaths in the United States. But what about the third world countries where women can't afford this test, let alone get the test to the poor living in slums or far-reaching small towns?  A simple vinegar test, which can be taught to one or two women in the villages, has shown to save 150,000 lives in India.  Cervical cancer is the leading women's cancer in India. This is how the test works: The cervix is swabbed with diluted vinegar solution, which makes abnormal cells briefly change color. It's remarkable. So many women in rural areas who never seek medical care can be saved. I will have my third CT scan for the phase one study this week.  The last two showed that my liver metastases had not grown, which is a win. I am hoping that this CT scan will show signs of the tumors getting smaller. That would be so great, and it will give me more resolve to accept these horrible side effects. I will be 60 in December and my life-long dream has been to go on a safari.  I was so scared to ask my oncologist if he saw a problem with this. He gave me the thumbs up and said that this trip would be great for me. I am in the planning stages now. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!Noreen Fraser is living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. She is the Founder and CEO of the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to funding groundbreaking women's cancer research.& To stay in touch with Noreen, please 'LIKE' The Noreen Fraser Foundation on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. & Noreen can be contacted via email at noreen@noreenfraserfoundation.org.source : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/13/simple-test-for-immense-health-issue/

Vinegar cancer test saves lives, India study finds

MUMBAI, India – & A study of women in India has found that a simple test using vinegar could save thousands of lives a year by spotting early signs of cervical cancer. Researchers tested 150,000 women in India, where cervical cancer is the leading cancer killer of women. Vinegar swabbed onto the cervix can cause abnormal cells to change color, a warning sign that further testing is needed. The test lowered the cervical cancer death rate by 31 percent among women who were screened versus those in a comparison group who were not. Cancer experts say the vinegar test could help in many poor countries that cannot afford Pap tests and that it could save 73,000 lives worldwide each year. Results of the study were reported at a cancer conference in Chicago on Sunday.source : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/02/vinegar-cancer-test-saves-lives-india-study-finds/