10 medical tests women should not take for granted

Mildred Europa Taylor Jan 30, 2018 at 09:39am

January 30, 2018 at 09:39 am | Lifestyle, Women

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

January 30, 2018 at 09:39 am | Lifestyle, Women

Cervical Cancer screening (Pap smear)

This is largely for women aged 21 to 65, and it should basically be done every three years. Doctors, however, recommend that if you are 30 or older, you can have the test every five years if you combine it with a screen for HPV, which is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can lead to cervical cancer. The pap smear would test for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix.

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