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New Guidelines Extend Screening Interval for Cervical Cancer

(ChemotherapyAdvisor) – New guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend screening for cervical cancer in women 21-65 years of age with cytology (Papanicolaou smear) every 3 years or, for women age 30 to 65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, a combination of cytology with human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 5 years.

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