Say goodbye to annual pap smears!
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines on cervical cancer screenings and determined that women over 21 should no longer receive a Pap annually, but instead once every three years.
Women over 30 should be combining the Pap test and HPV testing every 3-5 years, while women UNDER 21 are no longer recommended to have a cervical cancer screening. Previous guidelines recommended testing three years after they began to have sexual intercourse.
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