Mercy Medical Center Doctor Christine O’Connor explains the benefits of combining the Pap test with the HPV test in this report to WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore.

She explains:

“If you do the HPV testing, you can space it to every five years and that’s because you’re having two tests to see if you have the potential for cervical cancer. And if both of those tests are negative, you’re at extremely low risk of having anything happen within that time frame.”

Hear more about the benefits of the combined test here: