Cancer Groups Release Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines


October 20, 2011

USA Today

Three leading U.S. cancer groups have proposed new guidelines for cervical cancer testing for women, including when to start screening for sexually active young women, extending intervals between screenings and in some cases, supplementing the traditional Pap test with human papilloma virus (HPV) testing.

The American Cancer Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the American Society for Clinical Pathology joined to create the guidelines, which advise women to get fewer screenings over their lifetime and that women 65 and older with a history of normal Pap tests can stop altogether... Read More

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