Unnecessary cancer screening can make you sick.
“Routine annual Pap tests are not needed in women aged 30 to 65. In average-risk women, an annual screening offers no advantages over screening every three years.
Treatment is not needed in average-risk women who have “mild dysplasia,” which is associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), for a period of less than two years.
For average-risk women with no symptoms, there is no need to screen for ovarian cancer. In these women, the potential harms of screening outweigh the potential benefits.”