Marjorie is a healthcare provider in Georgia who is committed to providing her patients with access to important cancer screenings, including the combined Pap and HPV tests. Teaming up with the Pap is the best way for a doctor and her patient to prevent cancer and ensure a long and healthy life for all women.

“For years, it has been recommended that cervical cancer screening tests include the Pap and HPV test.

Utilizing both the Pap and HPV tests has allowed me to determine which patients have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer. The two tests provide a more comprehensive screening and should remain a part of your routine wellness exam.

I cannot even begin to imagine the poor outcome of women who are at greater risk for cervical cancer and do not know because they have not been tested. That is why it is imperative for women to have the knowledge and a voice when it comes to their treatment and care. I will do my part and continue to screen patients and empower them to take control of their reproductive health.”

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