Guides tie cervical cancer test, age

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March 15, 2012
Arizona Republic    
Posted in News, PND News

"Forget one-size-fits-all advice. Guidelines out Wednesday give women choices for cervical-cancer testing that depend on their age. Once recommended every year, many major medical groups have long said that a Pap test every three years is the best way to screen most women, starting at age 21 and ending at 65. But starting at age 30, you could choose to be tested for the cancer-causing HPV virus along with your Pap -- and get checked every five years instead, say separate guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society and some other organizations." (03/15/12)

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