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# Cervical Cancer

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# head and neck
As HPV-linked cancers increase, should boys get the HPV vaccine?
The HPV vaccine can prevent men from contracting genital warts and a number of HPV-associated cancers – but in Ireland it is only offered for free to girls.
# parental guidance
These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine
The girls asked parents with daughters to fill out a survey on the HPV vaccine – and found out some interesting results.
# Vaccination
'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD
5,000 fewer girls received the vaccine this year in comparison to the previous year.
# Cervical Cancer
HSE developing "care pathway" for girls experiencing symptoms after HPV vaccine
The vaccine, Gardasil, has been criticised by some parent groups.
# Vaccination
The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working
Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.
# bogus
The 'Camel Toe Challenge' is going viral, but here's what you need to know
It’s fake. Fake fake fake.
Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
Fear of cancer appears to influence some women’s decision to attend cervical screening – but not in the way you might think, writes health psychologist Marie Kotzur.
# unprotected
HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine
The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.
# cervical cancer prevention
Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014
European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from January 19 to 25.
# Cervical Cancer
HPV vaccine given to 44,000 girls - exceeding its target
The HSE has released details on the uptake rates for its 2011/2012 nationwide HPV vaccination campaign.
# Cancer
Well-off 'more likely to have cervical cancer screening' - except in Northern Ireland
The study showed that Northern Ireland was the only country that showed a ‘pro-poor inequality’. Others were ‘pro-rich’ when it came to screening.
# Cervical Cancer
Drug offers first hope for advanced cervical cancer
Existing chemotherapy regimes are largely ineffective against advanced stages of cervical cancer, which leads to the deaths of 250,000 women worldwide every year.
# cervical check
Medical card holders 50% more likely to have abnormal smear test result
The Dublin Well Woman Centre is now calling for extra efforts to ensure poorer women continue to access screening under the National Cervical Screening Programme.
# Cervical Cancer
Women over 45 'less likely to have smear tests'
The Irish Family Planning Association is this week encouraging women between 25 and 60 to go for free cervical smears.
# Cervical Cancer
Older women not availing of important cervical cancer screenings - report
The National Cancer Screening Service has raised concerns about the low proportion of women aged over 50 who have availed of free screenings for cervical cancer.
# Cancer fraud
Woman arrested on suspicion of faking cancer to pay for wedding
It is suspected that 22-year-old Danielle Watson faked having stage four cervical cancer to fund her wedding through charitable donations.
# Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins
Fine Gael’s Seanad health spokesperson has urged women to book a smear test for the condition, which kills 90 people in Ireland every year.
# Cancer
Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines
Writing a blog for the British Medical Journal, the former President has called on pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices they charge for the HPV vaccine.
# sexual health
Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?
The Dublin Well Woman Centre has seen a significant drop in the number of people attending for STI screening.
# Good News
Award for DIT cervical cancer diagnosis system
The award was given to a DIT team of researchers by Enterprise Ireland.
# Health
Cervical cancer screening programme leads to 100 diagnoses
A free nationwide screening programme for cervical cancer led to 100 women being diagnosed in its first year.
# Cancer
Cervical vaccine programme rolled out
Schoolgirls begin receiving cancer preventatives today.