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Q: Pap Test in the US ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Pap Test in the US
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: jess05-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 11 Apr 2006 14:20 PDT
Expires: 11 May 2006 14:20 PDT
Question ID: 717958
Can someone tell me how many Pap tests are performed on women in the
U.S. each year? I would prefer data from 2002 or later, if possible.
Subject: Re: Pap Test in the US
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 11 Apr 2006 15:11 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Jess05!

Approximately 50 ? 60 million Pap tests are taken yearly in the United States.

From the National Cancer Institute:

"About 55 million Pap tests are performed each year in the United
States. Of these, approximately 3.5 million (6 percent) are abnormal
and require medical followup."

National Cancer Institute


"According to published reports, cervical cancer is the third most
common cancer among women worldwide. Globally, there are approximately
471,000 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed annually and approximately
233,000 deaths per year.

Approximately 60 million Pap tests are performed annually in the United States." 

Forbes Business Wire: MArch 2006


"Approximately 50-60 million U.S. women are screened for cervical
cancer each year with the Pap test, which has gone a long way towards
reducing cervical cancer among U.S. women."

How many women have abnormal Pap tests each year?

"Of the approximately 50 ? 60 million Pap tests taken yearly in the
United States, about 3.5 million of these are classified as abnormal
and require some form of medical follow-up. Determining which women
with abnormal Pap tests are at risk for significant cervical disease
and treating them presents a major public health challenge and
represents a major public health challenge and a multibillion dollar
cost to our health care system."

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical


"In the US, where 50 million to 60 million Pap tests are done every year."

Oregon Department of Human Services


"An estimated 50 million Pap tests are performed each year in the
United States, and 3.5 million of those tests produce abnormal

Imaginis: Major Update to Widely Used Classification System of Pap
Test Results (dateline August 24, 2002)


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"million pap tests"

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
jess05-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
As always bobbie7, you are right on target!

Subject: Re: Pap Test in the US
From: bobbie7-ga on 18 Apr 2006 18:15 PDT
Thank you very much for the five stars and tip!


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