Cervical Cancer Taught Me to Talk About My Vagina

In my community, talking about sex and vaginas is taboo – but my cervical cancer diagnosis showed me the importance of sex education and open conversation

Real Women, Real Stories

Ridding the World of Cervical Cancer

The World Health Organization has a plan to rid the entire planet of cervical cancer. Here's what you need to know about this commonly diagnosed disease.

Your Health

Don’t Put Off Your Screening and Vaccination for Cervical Cancer

Screening and vaccination are vital for preventing cervical cancer, and women need to know the preventive tools available

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Ending the Stigma Around Cancers Caused by HPV

HPV causes head and neck cancers, among others. What can we do to end the stigma around these illnesses?

Your Body

How I Overcame Anal Cancer and Threw a Huge Party

No one ever told me my HPV diagnosis could lead to anal cancer. Now I'm on a mission to educate people, save lives and dispel the stigma around this increasingly common disease.

Real Women, Real Stories

New American Cancer Society Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Statement from HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C

It's important to understand what the new guidelines mean for women's health. Education and collaboration with health care providers is key.

Expert Perspectives

NIH Spearheads Study to Test At-Home Screening for HPV and Cervical Cancer

Proponents believe a simple test like this, which can be done at home, may help the U.S. move closer to eradicating cervical cancer.

Prevention & Screenings

Support for PAP and HPV Testing Together Continues to Grow

Compared to five years ago, more health care providers trust co-testing with a PAP test and an HPV test as what’s best for women.

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A Simple Way to Promote HPV Vaccination Among Asian American Women: Storytelling

A transcultural nurse implementation scientist wants to expand awareness of the need for HPV education among Asian-Americans.

Your Health

HPV and Menopause: Are We Ever Out of the Woods?

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is not just a concern for young people. The virus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer, can also occur in women around menopause.

Menopause & Aging Well

Studies Confirm the HPV Shot Is Safe

The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found -- the vaccine is safe.

Prevention & Screenings

Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV

Among Americans aged 18 to 26, two-thirds of men and one-third of women still do not know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

Sexual Health

Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry

The cancer-preventing HPV vaccine does not appear to have any ill effect on babies unintentionally exposed to it in the womb, researchers report.

Your Health

HPV After 50? It's No Joke

You can develop HPV after age 50 when a virus that was dormant for years "reactivates" decades later.

Menopause & Aging Well

Study Hints at HPV Vaccine's Cancer Prevention Promise

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows. Canadian researchers found that young women who received the vaccine through a school-based program were less likely to have such abnormalities when screened for cervical cancer than those who did not receive the vaccine.

Prevention & Screenings