Group releases guidelines that seek to reduce unnecessary cervical cancer screening

The NPR “Shots” blog reports that the American College of Physicians released guidelines “that aim to reduce unnecessary” cervical cancer “screening. They say that no women should be getting annual Pap tests, at any age.” The blog adds that “the ACP also has a preference for co-testing — Pap plus HPV test — for women age 30 to 65, over cytology alone.”

MedPage Today reports, “the guidelines were published … in the Annals of Internal Medicine and are supported by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).”

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