What were the 2017 changes to the USPSTF screening recommendations for cervical cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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In January 2016, the ACOG issued screening guidelines following 2015 interim guidelines from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. [55, 2]  The new guidelines are largely consistent with the above recommendations. [2]

The USPSTF updated their draft recommendations in 2017 to recommend high-risk HPV testing alone every 5 years as an alternative to cytology screening alone every 3 years in women 30 years of age and older; cotesting is no longer recommended. [56]


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