Questions from Readers

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share with you questions we have received from viewers with the hope that these will add to your knowledge about cervical cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.  Cervical cancer is alsmot entirely PREVENTABLE, so please vaccinate early, Pap test regularly and HPV test when recommended.

Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or are at risk for a disease, you should consult your healthcare provider.

All answers will be published in this forum for the benefit of all individuals and families confronting cervical cancer. To the extent you have or may claim a copyright or any other ownership interest in the contents of the question you submit, by submitting the question you assign any and all said rights to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.