Holy Hormones Journal: Let’s examine (no pun intended) this new testing marketed to women. The pap test has been effective for over 40 years – and has significantly reduced the rate of cervical cancer. The Columbus Dispatch had this to say about the change in screening: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved HPV Continue Reading …
Holy Hormones Honey! This is indeed a woman’s worst nightmare. Shame and violation – lack of informed consent – degradation and humiliation. Can anyone think of other words I might have missed? How does a woman prevent this from happening? Seek out another woman MD for your pelvic exam. A woman you can trust. Set up Continue Reading …
Holy Hormones Journal: Not a week goes by without more disturbing news about Gardasil and Cervarix – but now about the efficacy of pap testing? Keep scratching your heads – because if the new pap smears are defective – and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) in 2009 raised pap smear guidelines to Continue Reading …
The new approach, developed by a team at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, piggybacks on routine Papanicolaou or Pap testing, which is already done routinely to detect cervical cancer.
Women who have been treated for cancer with a hysterectomy are usually encouraged to get annual Pap smears to help detect disease recurrence. A recent study has shown that these tests may be done in vain.
Mike Adams of Natural News interviews Dr. Russell Blaylock on why the HPV vaccine, Gardasil is not effective in preventing cervical cancer.
In 2006, the HPV vaccine Gardasil touted to prevent cervical cancer was introduced to a public generally unaware of the Human Papillomavirus or its threat to adolescent girls and women. However, the public was quickly informed of the dangers of the virus when Merck launched an aggressive advertising campaign designed to capture the attention of girls/women ages 9 to 26 with a catchy jingle and their now famous line: “One Less Girl to Get Cervical Cancer.” Adolescent girls were dancing and singing that they will be ‘one less girl’ in unison with the award-winning TV commercial.
[Leslie Carol Botha: This is a travesty. Young women having sex at an early age and are unable to get pap tests. In fact, an article came out last year saying that labs were turning away the smears of girls younger than 25 without even testing them. If a girl is going to have sex she needs to learn how to be accountable for safe sex and that is through annual exams. These girls are perhaps passing STD’s around without even knowing it.
Holy Hormones Honey! Say what? Something smells very Mercky here… Pap smear procedures are relatively simple and it is really hard to believe that a medic had been doing the procedure incorrectly for 13 years. Am wondering if this is a way to diminish the importance of pap smears in favor of the HPV vaccines. Would not put that past Merck & Co.’s (the maker of Gardasil) marketing team. Fear factor has been a major part of their vaccine campaign. Don’t ya love it when doctor’s say ‘the risk is very low.? Then why are we vaccinating millions of adolescent girls?
The advice used to be simple, if not necessarily what women wanted to hear: A Pap smear every year. New cervical cancer screening guidelines released today are more detailed and precise, and may seem like the latest in a series of ever-changing and possibly confusing health care recommendations. The