When and How Would You Screen This Patient for Cervical Cancer? Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have issued guidelines for cervical cancer screening that differ in their recommendations on the age at which to begin screening and which test to use. Two experts debate how these guidelines might be used in counseling a specific patient.

Use this article to:

  • Watch the patient video, and ask yourself when and how you would screen the patient for cervical cancer.
  • Review the American Cancer Society and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines on cervical cancer screening.
  • Read the article or watch the video of the grand rounds presentation, and then ask yourself again how and when you would screen this patient for cervical cancer. Did you change your answer after hearing the experts' perspectives? What was your rationale behind your change in thinking?

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