Tag: Pap Smear

Earlier Pap Smears Best for At-Risk Adolescents

Young women who have multiple partners or a history of sexually transmitted disease would benefit from cervical cancer screening before age 21, according to new research presented earlier this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “The patient population that we looked at is of lower socioeconomic status, they…

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ACOG Updates Routine Well-Woman Annual Screening Guidelines

The Committee on Gynecologic Practice of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated guidelines for routine screenings, laboratory tests, and immunizations for the annual examination visit of nonpregnant adolescents and women, according to a Committee Opinion published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “The purpose of the annual ob-gyn visit is…

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Older Women Also Need Pap Smears

Women aged 70 and over should continue to get regular Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer, a study suggests. The study was presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Researchers found that women aged 70 and over account for more than one in 10 cases of cervical cancer in…

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