Transcript for New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
No need for a pap test every single year that's according to the US preventive services task force which now recommends a pap smear every three years. And the screening is only recommended for women aged 21 to 65. Who are or have been sexually active. Server. How cancer is a disease that is. Progresses slowly and if you screamed somebody on these -- you really have a very low chance that you're going to miss something. As for the HPV tests which looks for the virus that causes cervical cancer. The government panel says it should not be used in women under thirty. But otherwise has no advice. Stating that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of HPV testing there's no question pap smears and work. Overall the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer has been cut in half. From nearly fifteen cases for every 100000 women in 1975. To about seven cases per 100000 women in 2000 -- But the concern is that over screening may lead to unnecessary treatment. Women's health experts say the new guidelines should not apply to everyone if you have multiple sexual partners or risk factors you may still need to be tested more often. This applies to women who don't have. HIV who are not in you know compromise. Who -- not online. -- chronic steroids. Or who have not had a transplant those women are different they represent a much higher risk force.
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