Thursday, 26 January 2017

HPV vaccine does not eliminate need for Pap test

With January being designated as Cervical Health Awareness Month, oncologists are reminding patients about the importance and need for women of all ages to undergo Pap test screening.  According to Dr. Jayanthi Lea, from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, "the [HPV] vaccine reduces the risk of cancer, but has not yet been shown to eliminate the need for screening."

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