Human papillomavirus

Are doctors screening for cervical cancer too often?

Though current cervical cancer screening guidelines generally recommend that women ages 30 and older get screened — either using a traditional pap smear or a complement of a pap smear and human papillomavirus testing — every 2 to 3 years instead of annually, a new survey published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds

For low-income women, hurdles to the HPV vaccine

Low-income women may have too little information about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to make informed decisions about it, and, due to low rates of follow through with the three-shot series, even those who begin the vaccination process may not be reaping the full protective benefits, according to two studies presented this week

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