Pap Smears

NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that 11 million women get pap smears every year to detect cervical cancer - even though they have had their cervix removed. Not all pap tests in these cases are unnecessary, but experts say most are. The cost for the unneeded tests could be as high as half-a-billion dollars.



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