Vaccines

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Adults Over 26

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Adults Over 26

On October 5, 2018 the FDA approved use of the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine in males and females ages 27-45, expanding the previous indication that covered from ages 9-26. Gardasil 9 prevents infections with the “high-risk” HPV types most commonly found in a number of cancers worldwide, including cervical cancer. The vaccine also protects against […]

October 8, 2018

Screening

Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Changes to Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

On August 21, 2018, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced updates to its cervical cancer screening guidelines. USPSTF recommendations now include three options for women and their healthcare providers for cervical cancer screening tests, expanding its recommendations for this potentially life-saving screening. What’s New? The major change in the current recommendation is that […]

August 22, 2018
Is it time for your screen test?

Is it time for your screen test?

Cervical cancer is a preventable cancer, and one important prevention tool is regular screening. At age 21, women can be screened with a Pap test. Starting at age 30, women should get an HPV test as part of screening. The HPV test can find the types of HPV (human papillomavirus) most commonly found in cervical […]

May 10, 2017

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