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Cervical Cancer Screening
US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation

The USPSTF strongly recommends screening for cervical cancer in women who have been sexually active and have a cervix.

USPSTF Rating: "A" Recommendation

 

 

FACTS:


  • Pap smear screening is highly effective and has been credited with a 30-year decline in cervical cancer mortality
    This service’s Technical Report (pdf) includes details on the literature used and approach taken to estimate this service's health impact and cost effectiveness.