Changes to This Summary (11/05/2014)
Added text to state that in April 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a Human Papillomavirus DNA test that can be used alone for the primary screening of cervical cancer in women aged 25 years and older (cited the U. S. Food and Drug Administration as reference 4).
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