For years, doctors have been using the Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. It's credited with a steep decline in the number of cases of cervical cancer in the U.S.—and a drop in deaths from the disease. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved an HPV test for use as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer, sparking debate about which method should be used.
Should HPV testing replace the pap smear?
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