Recently the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology published new cervical cancer screening (pap smear) guidelines. Many of the previous guidelines for screening remain the same. However, one new change is that for low risk women, ages 30 to 65, co-testing with pap smear and HPV (human papilloma virus) testing is recommended and if negative, screening is recommended at 5 year intervals.
At Women's Health Consultants, we make sure you get the most up-to-date care. Please remember that annual exams are still recommended.