HPV screening better than PAP for cervical cancer screening, point out studies

January 10, 2015 12:26 PM

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HPV screening better than PAP for cervical cancer screening, point out studies

Two new studies that have been published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology suggest that screening for human papillomavirus infection can provide more accurate results for cervical cancer screening than alternatives like a Pap or a co-test.

The American Cancer Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology updated their screening guidelines about early diagnosis of cervical cancer 2011. At that time, cytology- alone and in combination with high-risk HPV testing (cote...

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