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HPV vaccine a success, but more to do

The human papillomavirus vaccine has seen big drops in rates of HPV, which raises the possibility of cervical cancer’s complete

Could a urine sample help screen HPV

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a common infection affecting both women and men. It’s transmitted through sexual contact and in

Important news for women in their childbearing years

The reason women have pap smears is to detect pre-cancerous changes in the surface of the cervix so they can

Hepatitis C: Fibroscan and liver biopsy

Can’t you get enough information from blood tests? When a person might have liver disease their doctor will use a

Hepatitis C and PCR testing

What is PCR (RNA) testing? RNA testing refers to an advanced technology that is used to detect ribonucleic acid from

Amniocentesis: what you need to know

What is amniocentesis? Amniocentesis is a test that involves inserting a thin needle into a pregnant woman’s belly to take

Liver biopsy

A liver biopsy involves removing a small sample of tissue from your liver so that it can be examined for

Nuclear medicine and radioactivity

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicine that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease.

Exercise stress testing

What is exercise stress testing? Exercise stress testing is a procedure used by doctors to measure the performance and capacity

Cervical cancer: symptoms and diagnosis

The cervix The cervix is part of the female reproductive system, which also includes the fallopian tubes, uterus (womb), ovaries,

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