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With January being Cervical Health Awareness Month, now is a good time to schedule an appointment or talk to your primary care provider about getting a Pap smear.

In years past, it was recommended for women to visit their OB-GYN every year for a Pap smear, which is a screening test for cervical cancer. Recently, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) updated those recommendations. Talking with an OB-GYN can help patients determine when to get tested and which tests to perform.

Whether or not it’s time for a cervical cancer screening, ACOG recommends that women routinely see their OB-GYN providers at least once a year to share information and let the provider know of any changes to ensure continued good health.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for American women. Pap smears, however, have helped significantly reduce the death rate from cervical cancer since they can detect pre-cancerous changes early.

If you need an OB-GYN, please visit AnMedHealth.org/Doctors or call AnMed Health Wellness Connect at 864.512.3748.



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