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New Hope for Throat Cancer

There’s currently no screening test that can help identify HPV-related throat cancer early. But new research suggests we’re one step closer.

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HPV and Pap Tests: 9 Common Questions Answered

Confused about cervical cancer screening? Learn what different tests look for and what your results may mean here.

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Gene Test for Cervical Cancer Is 100 Percent Effective, Researchers Say

While Pap smears and HPV tests have been fairly effective in detecting cervical cancer, a cervical cancer test based on epigenetics is basically fool-proof — and more affordable.

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Blood Test May Catch HPV Cancer Recurrence

Researchers developed an HPV blood test that could be used to monitor head and neck cancer patients for recurrence after treatment.

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A Pap Test Didn't Catch Her Cervical Cancer

Carolann's story shows that cervical cancer can happen to anyone, and why good HPV testing is so critical.

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Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?