Which patient groups should receive more frequent cervical cancer screening?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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The ACOG guidelines note that women with any of the following risk factors may require more frequent cervical cancer screening than is recommended in the routine screening guidelines, which were intended for average-risk women:

  • HIV infection
  • Immunocompromise (eg, solid organ transplant recipients)
  • Exposure to diethylstilbestrol in utero
  • Previous treatment for CIN 2, CIN 3, or cancer

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