Many countries have swapped Pap smears for the more accurate HPV screening. Why is the UK so far behind?
Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.
Prevention against cervical cancer is the main aim of the Gardasil vaccine. But HPV is also linked to a large proportion of anal, vaginal and head and neck cancers.
For the first time, some Australian women will be eligible to collect their own sample for cervical screening. While it's not as accurate as one from a GP or nurse, it could still save your life.
There is an urgent need for affordable cancer treatment services, lower drug costs, better equipped facilities, favourable national cancer policies and specialist doctors in Kenya.
Smear tests are no fun for women, and the HPV vaccine and better screening will offer better protection from cancer and fewer trips to the women.
A new version of the HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against nine types of the virus, and is already being used overseas.
A new study has found rates of genital warts have decreased significantly since the HPV vaccine was introduced.
There is a lot of misinformation about the government's new cervical cancer screening program that involves less frequent tests. Here are the facts.
The roll-out of a new screening program for cervical cancer has been delayed, leaving Australian women understandably confused about if or when they need Pap smears. Here's what they need to know.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.
A vaccine to prevent cancer was long a dream for those who treat the disease. But fewer than half of all girls and even fewer boys have been vaccinated. Cancer specialists hope this will soon change.
Of women who die from cervical cancer, 87% live in poor countries.
Precision public health has the potential to transform the global health sphere by ensuring that the right interventions are brought to the right people in the right places.
The best way to prevent head and neck cancers, which are more common in men, is to get the HPV vaccine. It's free for boys and girls aged 12 and 13.
Developers are using wearable tech to help women and girls better understand their bodies.
This body map brings together evidence on proven cancer causes. Using credible, scientific sources it answers questions about whether alcohol, red meat or sun exposure increase your cancer risk.
Women in northern Nigeria are not going for cancer screenings early enough. There are myriad social, cultural and economic reasons for this. But early detection would save their lives.
Many common gynaecological symptoms can also be signs of cancer, so how long should you wait before seeing your doctor?
South Africa's cervical cancer strategy has not yielded great results. Despite this, the country has still not opted for an alternative screening methods.