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Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (09 / 19 / 2014)

Overview

Added text to state that in April 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a Human Papillomavirus DNS test that can be used alone for the primary screening of cervical cancer in women aged 25 years and older (cited the U. S. Food and Drug Administration as reference 4).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

Last Updated: May 28, 2015
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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