NCHR Comment on the USPSTF’s Draft Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening – Based on our detailed analysis of currently available data, the Center strongly supports the existing USPSTF guidelines on cervical cancer screening which recommend Pap smears every 3 years starting at age 21, with the option of replacing that regimen starting at age 30 with a combination of a Pap smear and HPV test.
No more Pap smears? – The committee proposes replacing Pap smears with an equally invasive but less conclusive test, the HPV test, when women reach the age of 25.
Treatment options for cervical cancer – An overview of the different methods and medications used to treat cervical cancer.
Physician groups make recommendations to reduce healthcare costs – Does an 18-year-old female need a pap smear? Should a patient with a mild sinus infection be given antibiotics? You might be surprised that the answer to both questions is NO according to leading physicians.