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Cervical cancer screening update: Not your mothers Pap smear

By: Andrea Chisholm, MD, Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications Confused about when to get your next Pap test? Anxious because your doctor said you donít need another Pap for five years? Well, you are not alone. For several decades, getting a yearly Pap test has been the standard for cervical cancer screening. Cervical cancer, which still kills about 4,000 women annually in the United States, is really a preventable disease. The goal of cervical…

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