Task Force Recommends Regular Cervical Cancer Screening but Supports Less Frequent Screening for Some Women

"For younger women who have had at least two normal annual screenings, the Task Force found no evidence that annual screening achieves better outcomes than screening every 3 years."

While this isn't really news (the data to support this recommendation has been around for quite a while), it's an 'official' guideline that supports what many of us have been doing for years.  The 37 year old mother-of-two who is monogamous and has no history of abnormal pap smears does not need to be screened annually.  Now I can point to this report when I discuss screening options, since this is always a shared decision anyway.