Most women don’t need to be screened for cervical cancer annually

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Most women only need to be screened for cervical cancer once every three years, according to a new set of practice guidelines that the American College of Physicians, a national organization of doctors, released today. Women under the age of 21 shouldn’t undergo testing at all — regardless of their sexual health history — because many will receive abnormal test results without ever developing cervical cancer.

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