Health Rewind: Why Racism Is Bad for Black Health

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Pap Smear and Cervical Cancer

Getting a pap smear every three years, as new guidelines suggest, may allow for aggressive forms of cervical cancer to grow, says a new study. Researchers found that most women in their study that had pre-cancerous cells had a pap smear to detect them early on. Had they waited, those cells might have developed into cervical cancer, reported Reuters.

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