Millions of Women Given Unnecessary Pap Smears A new study shows that women are unnecessarily undergoing millions of Pap tests for cervical cancer each year. Even though a public health alert was issued 10 years ago recommending against Pap tests in women who've already had their cervix removed, nearly two-thirds of women who've had a hysterectomy continue to get Pap tests. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.
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Millions of Women Given Unnecessary Pap Smears

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Millions of Women Given Unnecessary Pap Smears

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Millions of Women Given Unnecessary Pap Smears

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A new study shows that women are unnecessarily undergoing millions of Pap tests for cervical cancer each year. Even though a public health alert was issued 10 years ago recommending against Pap tests in women who've already had their cervix removed, nearly two-thirds of women who've had a hysterectomy continue to get Pap tests. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.