Archived: Cervical Cancer: Screening
Original Release Date: January 2003
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
|Women who have been sexually active|
The USPSTF strongly recommends screening for cervical cancer in women who have been sexually active and have a cervix.
|Women older than age 65|
The USPSTF recommends against routinely screening women older than age 65 for cervical cancer if they have had adequate recent screening with normal Pap smears and are not otherwise at high risk for cervical cancer.
|Women who have had a total hysterectomy|
The USPSTF recommends against routine Pap smear screening in women who have had a total hysterectomy for benign disease.
The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against the routine use of new technologies to screen for cervical cancer.
The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against the routine use of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as a primary screening test for cervical cancer.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Cervical Cancer: Screening . U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2002.