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Screening for Cervical Cancer

This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for cervical cancer.

Current Recommendation

Release Date: March 2012

These recommendations apply to women who have a cervix, regardless of sexual history. These recommendations do not apply to women who have received a diagnosis of a high-grade precancerous cervical lesion or cervical cancer, women with in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol, or women who are immunocompromised (such as those who are HIV positive).

Supporting Documents

Supporting Document Related Items
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 186 KB; PDF Help) Clinical Summary (PDF File, 36 KB; PDF Help)
Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 415 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Report (PDF File, 169 KB; PDF Help) Letter to the Editor and Response
Supporting Article (PDF File, 157 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 2 MB; PDF Help)
Decision Analysis (PDF File, 1.0 MB; PDF Help)

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Current as of June 2012

Internet Citation:

Screening for Cervical Cancer, Topic Page. April 2012. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspscerv.htm


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