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Medical News and Perspectives
December 7, 2011

Influential Groups Propose Less Frequent Cervical Cancer Screening for Most Women

JAMA. 2011;306(21):2311-2312. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1738

Most women should not be screened annually for cervical cancer and instead should undergo screening no more often than every 3 years starting at age 21, according to 2 separate proposed guidelines released in October. The guidelines support existing recommendations from several professional organizations that annual screening for cervical cancer is not necessary for most women. They also go a step further in reducing or eliminating screening for certain age groups and address whether human papillomavirus (HPV) tests should be given simultaneously.

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