July 6, 2018
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (The Washington Post) — A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published Tuesday
The randomized, controlled study — the kind of trial considered the “gold standard” of research — showed that the human papillomavirus test is more sensitive than the Pap smear, a widely used test that has been a standard part of women’s preventive health care for decades but has drawbacks.
Surgeons Make the Call on Gene Tests for Breast Cancer Patients
July 3, U.S. News & World Report
NOTE: If you are considering genetic testing, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® recommends meeting with a genetic counselor. Your counselor will discuss the full picture of your health and risk factors (including family history), the pros and cons of genetic testing and your options after you do that test. You should check with your insurance company before meeting with a genetic counselor to see if the meeting and genetic testing are covered by your insurance.
Smokers feel they lose their identity when they quit smoking, study says
July 5, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Summer an ideal time to check for skin cancer: 7 things to look for
July 5, Chicago Tribune