Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening

If every woman in the world received adequate health care, almost none would die of cervical cancer. Effective treatments exist for pre-cancerous conditions and for cervical cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage.

Cervical Cancer: Forgotten but Not Gone

By NWHN Staff | Jun 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Cervical Cancer: Forgotten but Not Gone

Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? This year alone, over 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Over 4,000 women will die as a result of this disease. 

What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2013 | Comments Off on What You Need to Know About the HPV Vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States and is so prevalent that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “nearly all sexually-active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives.”i

Hold the Hype on HPV

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2007 | Comments Off on Hold the Hype on HPV

A week before my 27th birthday, I’ve been thinking beyond my usual self-assessments and musings on the number of candles on my birthday cake. I can’t stop wondering where women my age see themselves in the context of the ongoing, frenzied debate over Gardasil, the only FDA-approved vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV).