October 20, 2014

Alert: Cervical Cancer Screening Necessary To Age 70

A study reported in the journal Cancer has found that cervical cancer rates in women aged 65 to 69 years and in African-American women may be higher than previously recognized.  It suggests that the incidence of the disease steadily increases with age and peaks at a higher rate and at an older age (65-69 years).

The study notes that while complete hysterectomy confers protection against future invasive cervical cancer, after hysterectomy rates are removed from the statistics, the rate of cervical cancer is actually higher. The researchers suggest that women should continue screening until they have three negative paps or two negative human papillomavirus (HPV)/PAP test combinations in the 10 years prior to stopping, including negative tests within 5 years.

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Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
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