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FDA approves first self-test for cervical cancer

The FDA says self-collected vaginal samples can now be screened at doctor’s office or urgent care facilities.

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2024, 10:02 AM

Updated 34 days ago

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Health officials say women have a new way to check for cervical cancer.
The traditional pelvic exam uses a speculum which some find uncomfortable.
The FDA says self-collected vaginal samples can now be screened at doctor’s office or urgent care facilities.
The majority of cervical cancers develop from HPV and regular screenings can help identify risks for women.


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