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HPV tests better than Pap for cervial cancer detection
USA Today

Which cancer screening is best? Amidst a variety of findings this past year, a new a new study in the Lancet Oncology journal found an HPV test is more effective for detecting cancer in women over 30. Researchers studied more than 45,000 women aged 29 to 56 in the Netherlands, who were given a combination of the pap test and the HPV test, or the Pap test alone.