Much more than Pap smear, HPV test proves more accurate for cervical cancer screening

January 10, 2015 1:08 PM

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Medical researchers have come up with proofs that suggest that human papilloma virus tests are more accurate at detecting cervical cancer in women aged 25- 35, even though the Pap smear test had been the standard procedure for testing for cervical cancer cells for the past decade.

Pap smear test involves taking a sample of secretions and superficial cells within the uterine cervix and uterus to detect the presence of any abnormal cells under a specialized microscope; but HPV test specifically aims to obtain evidence of the presence of the two most common types of human papill...

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