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Cervical cancer screening numbers drop off in women 45-65

19:00 EST 6 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by HPV, and much of the attention in recent years has focused on preventing infections in younger women through HPV vaccination.But this may be taking attention off of another population that stands to benefit greatly from regular screening: women over 45.Despite the fact that half of cervical cancers are diagnosed after age 49, participation in preventive screening steadily declines between ages 45 and 65, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of three large national surveys.

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