Pap smear recommendations

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - Experts have changed their recommendations for cervical cancer testing.

Currently the Centers for Disease Control advises women to get a regular pap test starting at age 21 or after whenever they become sexually active - whichever comes first.

Dr. Meredith Watson from Frye Regional Medical center explained the reason for the change in Wednesday's Health Connections report. Click on the video attached to this page.

You can watch Health Connections Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and again Thursdays on WBTV This Morning.

Each week, a medical professional from Frye Regional Medical Center will bring you timely information to help keep you and your family safe.

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