New cervical cancer screening guidelines released
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Medical experts have issued new screening guidelines for cervical cancer.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology now says women between the ages of 30 and 65 should get pap tests and screening for the human papilloma virus just once every five years.
The college also recommends getting a pap test every three years for women between 21 and 29 and no cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 21 – even for those who are sexually active.
The college also says women should be vaccinated against the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer.
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