Last Modified: January 4, 2010
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
What exactly are the guidelines for pap testing now?
Christina S. Chu, MD, Assistant Professor of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, responds:
The new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend screening for cervical cancer
Women with risk factors (HIV infection, immunosuppression due to organ transplant, those who were exposed to DES in utero, and those who have a history of mild to moderate dysplasia) should continue to have yearly paps.
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series, Women’s Health in the News. View the entire transcript here.