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Can DNA Predict Cervical Cancer Risks?

9:34 AM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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a new study shows a woman's DNA may predict her risk of cervical cancer better than a repeat pap smear.

women who have an abnormal pap smear are typically called back for a repeat test ... to see if cells are clearly or mildly irregular.

but researchers found that a d-n-a based test more accurately identified women with pre-cancer than a repeat smear.

they admit the test does result in more false positives ... and say more specific tests may be needed for those with mildly abnormal cells.

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