CELEBRATION OF WELLNESS NEWS
Celebration of Wellness – November 2022
Why Annual Pap Smears Are History – But Routine Ob-Gyn Visits Are Not
By Dr. David Mutch
An ob-gyn explains current guidelines for cervical cancer screening and routine checkups.
In the recent past, women were advised to visit their ob-gyn every year for a Pap test, a pelvic exam, and a breast exam. The Pap test, also called a Pap smear, is a screening test for cervical cancer.
Fast forward to today, and our advice has changed. Women should still visit their ob-gyn each year, and I’ll outline why that’s so important below. But we no longer advise women to have an annual Pap test. A big reason for the change: We now better understand how cervical cancer develops over time—we know it takes many years to develop—so we’ve expanded the time between screenings.
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