Continuing our look at 10 Medical Tests to Avoid, doctors are warning that some routine medical tests may do more harm than good as well as waste billions of dollars in health care costs annually. According to this AARP article, overuse of some tests can lead to dangerous side effects, pain, radiation exposure, unnecessary surgery and even death.
Yearly Pap Tests – Experts now recommend women do not need an annual Pap smear. Women at average risk only need the test once every three years, since cervical cancer generally takes 10 to 20 years to develop. They also say older women aged 65 and up who have had several normal Pap tests in a row can stop having them altogether. However, a yearly visit to an ob/gyn should remain on every woman’s health checklist.
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