New guidelines for cervical cancer screening say women should delay their first Pap test until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in the past.HMMMMMMMMMMMM...
The advice, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is meant to decrease unnecessary testing and potentially harmful treatment, particularly in teenagers and young women. The group’s previous guidelines had recommended yearly testing for young women, starting within three years of their first sexual intercourse, but no later than age 21.
Arriving on the heels of hotly disputed guidelines calling for less use of mammography, the new recommendations might seem like part of a larger plan to slash cancer screening for women. But the timing was coincidental, said Dr. Cheryl B. Iglesia, the chairwoman of a panel in the obstetricians’ group that developed the Pap smear guidelines. The group updates its advice regularly based on new medical information, and Dr. Iglesia said the latest recommendations had been in the works for several years, “long before the Obama health plan came into existence.”
She called the timing crazy, uncanny and “an unfortunate perfect storm,” adding, “There’s no political agenda with regard to these recommendations.”
Friday, November 20, 2009
SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE: ALL OF A SUDDEN HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT WOMEN TO GET FEWER CERVICAL CANCER TESTS TOO!
HMMMMMMMMMM... JUST LIKE THE BREAST TESTS:
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