Task Force Again Recommends Cervical Cancer Screening

Share
Task Force Again Recommends Cervical Cancer Screening

Women ages 21 to 29, meanwhile, should continue to get Pap smears every three years, as the prior USPSTF guidelines recommended.

New evidence reveals that the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease, causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.Because of this, women aged 30-65 can now opt to take an HPV test once every five years to screen for cervical cancer.

According to CNN, in the past, the recommendation for that age group was to have a Pap every three years and co-testing every five years.

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has provided new recommendations for cervical cancer screenings that give women more options for testing.

HARRIS: Maybe eventually women who have been vaccinated will no longer need to get cervical cancer screening, but scientists want to have more evidence in hand before making that call. It is recommended that women keep visiting their health care providers on a regular basis.

These new guidelines only apply to individuals with a cervix who have not had any irregular test results.

She said the guidelines may make it easier for women in areas with fewer doctors or clinics to get tested. The Task Force is an independent panel of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations on disease prevention.

The screenings should be continued until age 65. That means there is no need to have simultaneous pap tests. Melnikow coauthored an evidence review for the USPSTF. Whatever test is available to you, get screened. Both tests collect samples in the same way. The report analyses the Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Tests market based on present industry situations, Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Tests market demands, business strategies utilized by Cervical Cancer Diagnostic Tests market players and the future prospects from various angles in detail.Business and analysts uses industry analysis as a market assessment tool to understand the complexity of an industry.

But by the time a woman is 30, the virus has had time to potentially take hold in the tissue and start causing the damage that can lead to cancer. The task force had considered suggesting two options, either the Pap smear or the HPV test, but its final recommendation, published in the medical journal JAMA included the combination test too, Owens says. "Our view is all three of those are highly effective, and women should discuss with their physicians which option they want to pick".

But, they said, "in 2016, 10 years after approval of the first HPV vaccine in the United States, only 43 percent of adolescents (50 percent of girls and 38 percent of boys) were up to date with the HPV vaccination guidelines, compared with 88 percent for tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine".

In the past, cervical cancer was one of the most common cancer killers of American women.

"Screening for cervical cancer saves lives and identifies the condition early when it is treatable", said task force member Carol Mangione, MD, of UCLA. This included women under 21, women who've had a hysterectomy that included removal of the cervix, women aged 65 and older who have had adequate screening in the past and aren't at a high risk of HPV. Also increase in geriatric population leads to more number of cases with osteoporosis is expected to boost the revenue growth of women's health diagnostic testing market throughout the forecast period. Health officials recommend the HPV vaccine as well.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths
The president is due to trumpet the new plan as he rallies supporters Tuesday night in the coal-producing state of West Virginia. And previous year Trump announced that he would pull the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.

Ben Affleck Checks Into Rehab
Allegedly, Affleck was understanding during the intervention, and agreed that he needed to check himself back into rehab. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck at the Oscars on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Google Pixel 3 XL live images, camera samples, and new specs leaked
Interestingly, Google has again made a decision to drop dual cameras, and Pixel 3 XL will come with a single rear shooter. But unlike last week's pictures, these pictures are better in quality, giving us a closer look at the Google Pixel 3 XL.

Oil prices in weekly loss over trade row
Furthermore, the market will focus on the upcoming inventory report to see if the builds will sustain. The price differential between WTI and Brent widened mainly due to the less USA export of crude oil.

India rejects UAE govt's US$100 mln flood disaster fund offer
There has been already a demand from the state that the centre should pump in funds if it was rejecting foreign aid. The proceedings were therefore quashed, but subject to payment of Rs. 15,000 as costs to be deposited by Mr.

Malaysian PM Mahathir says China-backed rail, pipeline projects canceled for now
But even as he welcomed the agreements, Mahathir also said he expected more from the world's second-largest economy. The projects comprise a $20 billion East Coast Rail Link and two energy pipelines worth $2.3 billion.

Facebook, Twitter remove pages promoting Iranian propaganda
Facebook said it was still investigating the networks and has shared information with the U.S. and United Kingdom governments. Facebook said it removed 254 pages and 392 accounts across its flagship platform as well as its Instagram service.

Iran says Israel, US to be targeted if Washington attacks
The Trump administration reimposed sanctions this month after withdrawing from the 2015 worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran.

HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter untethers you from your PC
And if you can't wait that long, TPCast's wireless adapter is already available for the same price. It is powered by HTC's QC 3.0 PowerBank, which can double as a 10500mAh power bank for your phone.

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen 'Reaches Plea Deal'
That's according to the office of special counsel Robert Mueller , whose office is prosecuting the former Trump campaign chairman. Both, prosecutors charged, had been "coordinated" with Trump's campaign, and both violated federal campaign finance laws.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.