ICYMI: September 15, 2017

Published on September 15, 2017

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: September 15, 2017


Feature Story

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

TUESDAY, September 12, 2017 (NPR) — Women ages 30 to 65 may decide how often they want to get screened for cervical cancer depending on the test they choose, according to 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.

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