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Why do I need a pap test every year?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
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In brief: Early detection

It depends on your history and risk factors, but generally paps are recommended every year for surveillance of any changes in cervical cells that can slowly progress to cancer if your body isn't taking taking of them adequately.
There are some changes in recommendations recently. Ask your doctor if you are able to be screened less frequently.

In brief: Early detection

It depends on your history and risk factors, but generally paps are recommended every year for surveillance of any changes in cervical cells that can slowly progress to cancer if your body isn't taking taking of them adequately.
There are some changes in recommendations recently. Ask your doctor if you are able to be screened less frequently.
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