The majority of women who have had complete hysterectomies have had a Pap smear within the past three years, the federal agency found. In the sample of 24,443 post-hysterectomy women over age 30, 58.7 percent (or 13,481 women) had undergone the cervical cancer screening.
For generations of women, it's been an ingrained medical ritual: Get a Pap test every year. Now two influential groups of medical experts say that having cervical cancer screening once a year is not necessary and, in fact, should be discouraged.
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