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Cervical Tissue Changes May Explain False Negative Pap Smears

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July 2, 2002
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Some women may be getting false negative results on their routine Pap tests- the traditional method to detect cervical cancer early- because aberrant tissue changes can keep abnormal cells from being picked up during the exam, according to a study released today.

LOS ANGELES, June 18 - Some women may be getting false negative results on their routine Pap tests- the traditional method to detect cervical cancer early- because aberrant tissue changes can keep abnormal cells from being picked up during the exam, according to a study released today.


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