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Cervical Cancer Screening: Primum Non Nocere

Nora Kizer, MD, MSCI; and Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD, PhD
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From Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-0639.

Corresponding Author: Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 4533 Clayton Avenue, Campus Box 8219, St. Louis, MO 63110; e-mail, mailto:peipertj@wustl.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Kizer and Peipert: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, 4533 Clayton Avenue, Campus Box 8219, St. Louis, MO 63110.


Ann Intern Med. 2012;156(12):896-897. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-156-12-201206190-00425
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This issue includes the updated Task Force recommendations on screening for cervical cancer. The editorialists discuss this recommendation as well as the joint guideline from the American Cancer Society, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and American Society for Clinical Pathology. They highlight several key public health messages and advocate for embracing these guidelines and incorporating them into routine practice.

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