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Cervical cancer screening could be less frequent, start later

(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years -- instead of every three years, as currently recommended -- and may be able to start the screenings later in life, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers. The researchers found less-intensive screening is needed among women who have been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes most cases of cervical cancer, because the risk of these women developing cervical cancer is low.
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