US parents concerned about side effects of HPV for cervical cancer

More Parents Say They Won’t Vaccinate Daughters Against HPV, Researchers Find — Parents increasingly concerned about potential side effects, research shows – A rising percentage of parents say they won’t have their teen daughters vaccinated to protect against the human papilloma virus, even though physicians are increasingly recommending adolescent vaccinations. More than 2 in 5 parents surveyed believe the HPV vaccine is unnecessary, and a growing number worry about potential side effects.

HPV vaccine reduces HPV infection even in unvaccinated

HPV vaccine reduces infection, even in unvaccinated — Study shows evidence of herd protection – The HPV vaccine not only has resulted in a decrease in human papillomavirus infection in immunized teens but also in teens who were not immunized. The study is believed to be the first to show a substantial decrease in HPV infection in a community setting as well as herd protection ? a decrease in infection rates among unimmunized individuals that occurs when a critical mass of people in a community is immunized against a contagious disease.

HPV vaccine reduces subsequent cervical disease in women

Cervical disease sufferers could benefit from HPV vaccine – HPV vaccination does not reduce progression to cervical disease in women, but vaccinated women had less frequent subsequent cervical disease. Women who are diagnosed with pre-cancerous cervical conditions after receiving the HPV vaccine can still benefit from a considerably reduced risk of reoccurring disease.

Regular pap tests boost chances of cure from cervical cancer

Regular smear tests boost chances of cure from 66 percent to 92 percent — Research: Screening and cervical cancer: A population-based cohort study – Women who undergo Pap tests have higher survival rates of cervical cancer. Women can boost their chances of surviving cervical cancer substantially through regular cervical screening, claims a research paper published in BMJ.

HPV DNA testing for all women aged 29 years and above

The cervical cancer DNA test that could help cut cervical cancer deaths — HPV DNA Test ‘improves cancer screening’ – Implementation of HPV DNA testing in cervical screening leads to earlier detection of clinically relevant CIN grade 2 or worse, which when adequately treated, improves protection against CIN grade 3 or worse and cervical cancer. Early detection of high-grade cervical legions caused by HPV16 was a major component of this benefit.

Screening for cervical cancer too frequently

Many clinicians may be screening for cervical cancer too frequently — Many physicians reported overscreening women by using both the HPV and Pap tests annually. – Many physicians reported overscreening women by using both the HPV and Pap tests annually. Clinical guidelines recommend screening low-risk women for cervical cancer every three years after age 30.

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