New at PopSci: Some Competition For The Pap Smear

Earlier this year, the FDA approved a new test for cervical cancer to be used interchangeably with the time-tested Pap … Continued

Earlier this year, the FDA approved a new test for cervical cancer to be used interchangeably with the time-tested Pap smear. Instead of looking for pre-cancerous cells like the Pap, it hunts for the DNA of the virus that causes 90 percent of cervical cancers: human papillomavirus, or HPV.

What does this change about cervical cancer testing? And is it really an effective test for the twenty-something women that carry most of the HPV burden in the U.S.?

Read this new Ladybits story at the Popular Science website: