The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening

Posted on May 05, 2015

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Source: NPR

Cervical cancer, which still kills about 4,000 American women every year, is almost entirely preventable. Proper screening can catch early warning signs that could lead to cancer without the right treatment. But how often women should get screened and which tests should be used has been hotly debated by women, doctors and medical researchers for the past decade.

On Thursday, the American College of Physicians weighed in with guidelines, endorsed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, that aim to reduce unnecessary screening.