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CDC: Doctors Overtesting for Cervical cancer Virus

These days, how often to get a Pap smear — and whether to be tested for the cancer-causing HPV virus at the same time — now depend on your age and other circumstances.

But a government study reports that a surprising number of doctors and clinics aren't following national guidelines on how to perform HPV checks, suggesting women are getting unnecessary tests. Read

See also: Your Essential Guide to Screenings and Vaccines

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