Changes to This Summary (05/22/2014)
Added Screening With the Papanicolaou (Pap) Test and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test (Cotesting): Benefits as a new subsection.
Added Screening With the Pap Test and the HPV DNA Test (Cotesting): Harms as a new subsection.
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