Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test. The DNA-based HPV test is highly accurate in detecting 14 high-risk strains of the virus that […]
Cervical cancer used to be the number one cause of death for women—that is, until Dr. George Papanicolaou introduced the Pap test in the 1940s. This simple test, which collects cells from the cervix and analyzes them under a microscope, has succeeded in reducing the death rate from cervical cancer by more than 50 percent.
21 Years Old You should start getting Pap Tests. This looks for precancers/cell changes of the cervix that might become cervical cancer. 21-29 Years Old After getting your Pap test at the age of 21, your doctor may tell you that you can wait three years until your next Pap test if the results are