Cervical screening: time to change the policy.

Abstract

1. In 1991, the "organised approach to preventing cancer of the cervix" recommended Pap smears every two years for women aged 18-70 years who have ever been sexually active. 2. The two-year interval was a compromise step towards the scientifically supported three-year interval, as many influential groups were strongly attached to annual screening. When… (More)

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