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Are the recent news stories correct, that women should have a pap smear every 3 years instead of eve?
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A low risk pt, no new sexual partners, with several normal pap's can go to a 3 yr cycle.
Remember your health exam is about more than pap smears. It's about preventing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and heart disease. So even if you don't need the pap you still need an exam.

In brief: Yes
A low risk pt, no new sexual partners, with several normal pap's can go to a 3 yr cycle.
Remember your health exam is about more than pap smears. It's about preventing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and heart disease. So even if you don't need the pap you still need an exam.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
In brief: Yes
If one has a normal pap with no risk factors then every 3 years is okay.

In brief: Yes
If one has a normal pap with no risk factors then every 3 years is okay.
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