For Many Women, Cervical Cancer Screening May Get A Lot Simpler

Women ages 30 to 65 may decide how often they want to get screened for cervical cancer depending on the test they choose, according new draft recommendations for cervical cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Testing every three years requires a Pap smear, and testing every five years requires a test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes nearly all cervical cancers. "A woman going to her provider for a visit would want to talk with her doctor about the last time she was screened, what type of screening she had, which one to have next...

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