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Screening for Cervical Cancer

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Curry, Susan J.; Krist, Alex H.; Owens, Douglas K.; Barry, Michael J.; Caughey, Aaron B.; Davidson, Karina W.; Doubeni, Chyke A.; Epling, John W. Jr; Kemper, Alex R.; Kubik, Martha; Landefeld, C. Seth; Mangione, Carol M.; Phipps, Maureen G.; Silverstein, Michael; Simon, Melissa A.; Tseng, Chien-Wen; Wong, John B. for the US Preventive Services Task Force

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: December 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 12 - p 689–690
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000549540.69362.81
GYNECOLOGY: GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
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(Abstracted from JAMA 2018;320:674–686)

The number of deaths from cervical cancer in the United States has decreased substantially since the 1960s and especially during the last 2 decades because of the implementation of widespread cervical cancer screening. Most cases of this cancer occur in women who have not been adequately screened.

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