Task Force Recommends Women Get Fewer Pap Tests

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced Tuesday that healthy women between the ages of 21 to 65 should only receive a Pap smear every three years. The federal panel, which is made up of experts in prevention and primary care, also did not support regular HPV screening for most women. The experts warned that women are currently receiving too many Pap tests, saying the excessive screenings could cause more harm than good. Instead of continuing to overtest, the task force said it...Full Story
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