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New Guidelines to Urge Pap Tests Only for Women 20 to 65

by | November 3rd, 2011

New Guidelines to Urge Pap Tests Only for Women 20 to 65

Screening for cervical cancer is equally effective with conventional Pap testing and liquid-based cytology with human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. So concludes the upcoming update of the 2003 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations, based in part on 2 literature reviewspublished online October 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In addition to concluding that liquid-based cytology HPV testing is generally not superior to conventional Pap tests, the reviewers conclude that routine cervical cancer screening is generally not needed in women younger than 20 years and older than 65 years.

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