Group releases guidelines that seek to reduce unnecessary cervical cancer screening

| May 2, 2015

The NPR (5/1, Haelle) “Shots” blog reports that yesterday, 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 (5/1) 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).”

More to follow on this I am sure.

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Category: Anatomic Pathology, General Healthcare News, Pathology News, Standards and Guidelines

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