Health Alert: FDA Says Pap Smear Tests Aren't As Accurate
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on March 16, 2014 @ 11:41PM
Created on March 16, 2014 @ 4:22PM
For the past 60 years, the pap test has been the golden way to test for cervical cancer, but according to the FDA, a new report shows it may be losing its steam on just how accurate the test really is.
Experts from the FDA now say the best way to detect cervical cancer is by taking the actual HPV test.
One person said she finds the pap test really useful.
"I've been happy with the pap smear. I think we've done as far as we can go with technology, People have gotten abnormal pap smears, and go back and get further testing done," said Jackie Estok, a Bridgeport resident.
"I don't like the fact that they're saying we only have to have them every two years, because a good friend of mine went and had her's, and died from cervical cancer two years later," said Kelly Stier, a Nutter Fort resident.
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