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How often do YOU need a pap?

The Pap smear used to be done every year. . . guidelines have changed.  Read on. . . We perform paps on women to screen for abnormal cells on the cervix.  Cervical cancer is a disease of sexually active women, related to … Continue reading

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When should women have their first pap?

Common question. New guidelines. Let me share. . .ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology)  released a position statement delaying pap screening in adolescents. A pap is now suggested at age 21 unless the patient has HIV or a weak immune system … Continue reading

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