Changed cervical cancer screening guidelines scare and confuse women

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It's been a tough month to be a women wondering how to preserve her health. First, the American Cancer Society flip-flopped on its previous stance and said screening for some cancers might not be necessary. Then in a landmark move, a government panel issued its guidelines for mammograms, stating most women should skip the screening until age 50. Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has changed its mind on how often women should be screened for cervical cancer.