Items Tagged ‘cervical cancer’

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

September 19, 2019

What are the different types of gynecological cancers?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.  Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs. Early detection saves lives All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, gyn cancers, gynecological cancers, HPV vaccine, OBGYN, Ovarian Cancer, UCLA OB/GYN, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, women's health


Ask the Doctors - When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

September 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: What are the updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening? I’m 62 and want to know what is recommended going forward. Is an annual pelvic exam still necessary if a Pap smear isn’t being done? And have guidelines have changed for teens and 20-somethings? You’ve asked a lot of excellent questions that will have […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cervical cancer, cervix, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, HPV, Pap smears


Ask the Doctors - Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well? Dear Reader: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus, or HPV, has been shown to be the cause of virtually all […]

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Tags: anal cancers, cancer, cervical cancer, Dr. Robert Ash, Gardasil vaccine, HPV, HPV infection, HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus, oral cancers, oropharynx, pediatrics


November 5, 2017

Made Me Feel Like Family

By erikac erikac

A few months ago I followed up for a previous medical condition with a CT scan, and they happened to find a cyst on my adrenal gland. My primary care physician referred me to Dr. Lihvits to get a second opinion on whether to monitor it or get surgery. After reviewing the tests and images, […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland cyst, cervical cancer, complete hysterectomy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, pathology report, patient stories, primary care physician, second opinion, surgery


Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

August 15, 2017

Protecting kids against HPV before cancer risk increases

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

Some parents remain hesitant to get their children vaccinated for the human papilloma virus, despite assurances by medical experts that the recommended shots are both highly safe and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to protect females between the ages of 9 and 26 and males between the ages of 9 and […]

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Tags: adolescent cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, HPV, HPV vaccine


UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

September 19, 2016

UCLA doctor’s perspective: gynecologic cancer awareness month

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

Written by: Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh Listen to your body and make time for your routine gynecologic exams In my practice as a gynecologic cancer surgeon over the last 13 years I have seen that women often forget to take care of themselves. They are busy being mothers, daughters, wives and career women but in many […]

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Tags: advanced ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast, carboplatin chemotherapy, cervical cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, endometrial cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic oncology, HPV