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Faces of Survival: Sonya Hurlbut

Sonya Hurlbut was there for her daughter as she was being treated for cervical cancer in 2008 when she thought maybe she should schedule a checkup for herself.Hurlbut wasn't one to go to the doctor, she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/we-think-pink/2014-10-09/faces-survival-sonya-
Millions of women fail to receive cancer screenings, vaccine

...University Cancer Center: women with cervical cancer who have never been screened...credited with greatly reducing cervical cancer death rates since it was introduced...continue to die each year from cervical cancer," she said. "We can do better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-05/millions-women-fail-receive-
HPV vaccine safe, effective over eight years

...very common sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer has proven safe and effective over eight years, which...guidelines suggest, it would prevent 4,400 cases of cervical cancer a year and prevent 1,400 deaths each year, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-18/hpv-vaccine-safe-effective-o
GRU cancer vaccine attacks tumors

...HPV-related cancers, which are cervical cancers and head and neck cancers...It is the cause of almost all cervical cancers, which are often detected late...the HPV therapy in women with cervical cancer that has come back or resisted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-12/gru-cancer-vaccine-attacks-t
Asking for mammogram proves fateful for young breast cancer survivor

...possible for herself as well as her family.Now, because a PET scan shows a prominent cervix, she is being checked for cervical cancer. She advises everyone to be their own advocate where their health is concerned."We know our bodies better than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/we-think-pink/2013-10-11/asking-mammogram-prov
Milestones

...Hephzibah High School.Knology recently presented a check for $7,830 raised during the Augusta Pajama Run to the Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center. The donation will support Dr. Daron Ferris' cervical cancer research.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-31/milestones
HPV vaccines provide a new hope for cancer

...today, it's a reality for cervical cancer.The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix...specific cancers, including cervical cancer, the 12th most commonly diagnosed...Administration to protect against cervical cancer caused by HPV types 16 and 18...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-01-13/hpv-vaccines-pro
Peru trip adds experience to medical training

...had done 102 Pap smears, looking for evidence of cervical cancer or precancerous changes, as well as clinical breast...impact of that in some women who had already developed cervical cancer. But for those with what looked like abnormal results...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-08-04/peru-trip-adds-experience
Vaccine cut HPV rates by half in teen girls, CDC says

...strains of HPV, two of which cause 70 percent of cervical cancer and two that cause 90 percent of genital warts, was...percent would have prevented 50,000 girls from getting cervical cancer later in life, he said.In Georgia, only about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-06-19/vaccine-cut-hpv-rates-half-t
Empty Stocking Fund: Sick mother asks for help to buy present for son

WHO'S IN NEEDAn Augusta mother has battled numerous illnesses, including cervical cancer and sciatica, and has not been released by her doctor to return to work. Still, she would like to give her son something for Christmas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-04/empty-stocking-fund-sick-moth