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NEW CERVICAL CANCER GUIDELINES

Posted on: August 15, 2012


It’s expected some 550 Ontario women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. And today, new screening guidelines were announced affecting the age at which women routinely get pap smears. Previous guidelines recommended screening every 2 to 3 years when a woman became sexually active. Cancer Care Ontario now recommends that pap smears be administered starting at age 21. The tests would be given every three years until a woman reaches the age of 70. The guidelines are supported by the Canadian Cancer Society.

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