Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

While current guidelines indicate that cervical cancer screening can be stopped for average risk patients after age 65, many women lack the appropriate amount of screening history to accurately assess their risk. A new study found that incidence rates of cervical cancer do not begin to decline until 85 years of age among women without a hysterectomy and that women over 65 who have not been recently screened may benefit from continued surveillance. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)