Now comes this.
You may not need a once a year pap smear. The government says you may only need a pap every 3 - 5 years.
Do you see a pattern here?
If you are the paranoid type, especially if you have XX chromosomes, you might think the government is out to get you.
You probably have never heard of them, but this S.W.A.T. force sounding U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has some shocking recommendations.
“Screening every three years is equally effective at finding cancers as annual screening, but it may be safer since it results in fewer false positive tests and fewer unnecessary treatments that could be harmful,’’ said Dr. Wanda Nicholson, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, who served on the committee that wrote the task force’s recommendations.
How is this working for you?