Fast Five Quiz: Assess Your Knowledge of Cancer Screening Recommendations

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD


August 02, 2018

The USPSTF recommends cervical cancer screening in women aged 30 to 65 years with cytology (Pap smear) alone every 3 years, with HPV testing alone every 5 years, or with both cytology and HPV testing every 5 years. Screening with cervical cytology alone every 3 years is recommended in women aged 21 to 29 years. Screening for cervical cancer is not recommended in women younger than 21 years. Women who have had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix and who do not have a history of high-grade precancerous lesion or cervical cancer do not require screening for cervical cancer.

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