Dr Grabinski, a generalist OBGYN, is System Chief of OBGYN & Perinatology at Swedish Medical Center, and a clinical adjunct Professor at UW in Seattle WA
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Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to
ACOG, ASCCP and SGO have endorsed the USPSTF cervical cancer screening recommendations
Co-testing (cervical cytology and hrHPV testing) every 5 years
Screening with cervical cytology alone every 3 years
HrHPV testing alone as an alternative screening strategy (re-screen not more frequently than every 3 years)
Recommended for women 25 to 65 years of age
Other Issues With ACS Recommendations
The specific strategy selected is less important than consistent adherence to routine screening guidelines. Inadequate cervical cancer screening remains a significant problem in the United States, with persistent health inequities across the entire spectrum of cervical cancer care
Patients Are Individuals and Deserve Individualized Care
This educational activity is supported by Hologic
Dr. Grabinski reports that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
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