Call for HPV testing for all women


December 15, 2011 2:09:10 PM PST
The authors of a new cervical cancer study say all women over 30 should get tested for human papillomavirus or HPV.

The study showed an HPV test was a better screening method to prevent cancer than the pap smear test alone.

When samples from thousands of Dutch women were checked for HPV doctors were able to find more cancer at an early age.

The report is in the medical journal Lancet Oncology.

Researchers are now calling for the test to be included for all women.