Carilion GYN-Oncologist says annual exams still very important.
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has issued new recommendations for cervical cancer screening, commonly know as the "pap test" or "pap smear". They include a recommendation for screening every three years for women ages 21-65.
Read the recommendations here.
Carilion Clinic GYN-Oncologist Janet Osborne, M.D. says that even though the test is not recommended yearly, it is still very important for women to continue having a yearly gynecological exam. Hear more in her interview with WDBJ's Jean Jadhon.