Doctors Weigh In On Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Doctors Weigh In On Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Doctors Weigh In On Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

    Doctors encourage women of all ages to get screened for cervical cancer, as study shows increase rates of cervical cancer in women over 65, indicating outdated current screening guidelines. (Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018)

    A new study is raising questions about the age limit for cervical cancer screenings.


    Several medical groups currently recommend cervical screening stop at age 65 for women at low-risk for the disease, but researchers at the University of Alabama found that 20 percent of cervical cancer cases were diagnosed in women 65 or older.

    In fact, women in their 70's were more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer than those in their 20's.

    Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    [NATL] Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    Ski Patrol and first responders are working to rescue an unknown number of skiers buried in an avalanche at Taos Ski Resort in New Mexico

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    Gynecological oncologist Dr. Noelle Cloven, at Texas Oncology, knows cervical cancer doesn't discriminate.

    "Cervical cancer can affect any woman at any age. No one is at zero risk for cervical cancer," said Dr. Cloven.

    She says screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered.

    "The guidelines definitely need to be addressed, re-looked at, to try to find something that's going, to help us detect cancer in this particular age group of women," said Dr. Cloven.

    Most cervical cancer cases can be prevented and in the United States, fewer than 4,000 women die from it each year.

    A serious symptom of cervical cancer in women over the age of 65 is vaginal bleeding. 

    Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

    [NATL] Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

    An Iowa man got the "Jackpot treatment" after winning $1 off a scratch-off lotto ticket. Tyler Heep decided to cash in the winning ticket at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters and was presented with a big check for his win. Heep spent his winnings on a gallon of gas.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android