Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations- Dean - WI

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Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations

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Did you know that having a Pap test annually is no longer recommended by a number of leading medical organizations1?

New cervical cancer screening guidelines recommend testing every three years for women ages 21-65. Routine cervical cancer screening for women under 21 and over 65 is no longer recommended.

There is also now an option of a lengthened, five-year screening interval for women ages 30-65 when screened with a combination of Pap testing and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing.

The new guidelines can be complex and it is best to discuss with your primary care physician what screening schedule is best for you. Consider discussing this topic with your provider at your next appointment. To learn more about the new guidelines, please visit the US Preventive Services Task Force website.
1 United State Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), American Cancer Society, The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)

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