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CDC: Doctors overtesting for cervical cancer virus
USA Today

Too many doctors are testing the wrong women, or using the wrong test, for a virus that causes cervical cancer. The days of one-size-fits-all screening for cervical cancer are long gone. How often to get a Pap smear — and whether to be tested for the cancer-causing HPV virus at the same time — now depend on your age and other circumstances. But a government study reports Monday that a surprising number of doctors and clinics aren’t following national guidelines on how to perform HPV checks, suggesting a lot of women are getting unnecessary tests.

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