Story by: Norton Healthcare on May 25, 2016
It used to be that women had a Pap smear virtually every year. A Pap smear tests for abnormal precancerous cells in the cervix. New guidelines say most women no longer need a Pap every year — but that doesn’t mean you can skip your annual “well woman” OB/GYN visit.Cornelia Poston, M.D., OB/GYN, with Norton Women’s Specialists, explains why.
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