Cheap, More Reliable, Less Frequent Test to Replace Pap Smear

Cheap, More Reliable, Less Frequent Test to Replace Pap Smear

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papilloma_virus-_nih.jpgA new DNA test for the virus that causes cervical cancer does so much better than current methods that some gynecologists hope it will eventually replace the Pap smear in wealthy countries and cruder tests in poor ones.

Scientists say that women over 30 could drop annual Pap smears and instead have the DNA test just once every 3, 5 or even 10 years.

(Continue reading the April 6 in the New York Times)

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