HPV test might be better predictor of...

HPV test might be better predictor of cervical cancer than Pap smear

There are 3 comments on the KLTV Tyler story from Aug 23, 2011, titled HPV test might be better predictor of cervical cancer than Pap smear. In it, KLTV Tyler reports that:

A test that detects the two strains of human papillomavirus that are most likely to raise the risk of invasive cervical cancer, when combined with the Pap test, may be more accurate for many women than the Pap test alone, a new study indicates.

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#1 Aug 23, 2011
Not my child.
Mother

Charlestown, MA

#2 Aug 24, 2011
If it prvents my daughter from having degrading humilitating pap smears from smug doctors I've had all my adult life, i'm all for it.
Not With My Lady You Dont

AOL

#4 Jan 15, 2012
Mother wrote:
If it prvents my daughter from having degrading humilitating pap smears from smug doctors I've had all my adult life, i'm all for it.
I'm with you on that! I HATE the thought of the pap for the same reasons. But the hpv screen (as I understand it) is very close to the same with regard to degrading and humiliating in nature.

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