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By Damon Armitage MD
Camas Swale Medical Clinic 

Women's health screenings: past, present and future


January 31, 2019

While perhaps not a favorite subject, and not a favorite appointment for many patients, is a women's health screening exam. Although widely regarded as a necessary but unpleasant life experience, the Papanicolaou test (or Pap) and regular annual checkups have demonstrated effectiveness in dramatically reducing rates of cervical cancer, a potentially fatal disease process.

Fortunately many advancements in medical science have greatly improved early detection, and even prevention of this deadly disease. As January is cervical health awareness month, this may be a great time to review some o...

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