“The Pap test and the combined Pap + HPV co-test are recognized as the most successful methods for early detection of cervical cancer. Studies and statistics show that the Pap + HPV co-test in particular has caught 94.1% of cervical cancers and 99.7% of cervical pre-cancers, and has successfully identified 70% of cancers that were missed by the HPV test alone.
Cervical cancer is often asymptomatic until it reaches its later stages, so it’s critical that routine Pap testing be included in every woman’s routine wellness exam.
Unfortunately, many women fall behind on their Pap tests because they feel they lack the financial resources and medical coverage necessary to afford the test. The truth is: the Pap test is accessible to everyone.”