The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have released new guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines generally advise a reduction in the number of tests women get over their lifetime to better ensure that they receive the benefits of testing while minimizing the harms, and include a preference for co-testing using the Pap test and HPV test for women age ages 30 to 65. The New ACS-ASCCP-ASCP Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines article may be accessed through the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease.
See the Powerpoint Presentation on the 2012 Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations.
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