cervical cancer

George N. Papanicolaou, founder of the uterine cancer cell examination known as the "Pap smear", which has helped save the lives of thousands of women, is shown in his office at Cornell University Medical College in New York City, in 1958. (AP Photo)

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay […]

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Report: Most women need Paps every 3 or 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guidelines issued today recommend that women can wait three to five years between checks for cervical cancer, depending on their age and test choice. Many medical groups have long recommended a Pap […]


Cervical cancer deaths higher in black women

Why do more black women die of cervical cancer than white women? AP correspondent Ross Simpson reports on a new study that may shed some light on that disparity. Only certain strains of HPV cause […]