Ob-gyn group lists procedures that may not be needed – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |

Ob-gyn group lists procedures that may not be needed – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |.

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.”

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