HPV Test Proves More Accurate For Cervical Cancer Screening

January 10, 2015 11:34 AM

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According to two groups of cancer research experts, doctors should replace the Pap test with more accurate human papilloma virus test for women as young as 25. Experts on cervical cancer released this information on Thursday in the new interim guidelines.

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most widespread sexually transmitted infection. Being common in all sexes, most people do not realize they carry HPV and that they are infecting their partners. In the U.S. alone, more than 12,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2011 and this year, a l...

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