Dr. Tamara LaCouture, the Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township, New Jersey, recently took readers’ questions about screenings and treatments for cancers in women. Her responses in the Courier Post include an important reminder about the ongoing value of the Pap test:

“Because of Pap tests, the likelihood of having or dying from cervix cancer has decreased by more than 50 percent over the last 30 years. A Pap test can also find pre-cancer, which has a survival rate of nearly 100 percent, when patients are treated and then watched closely.”

Read more of Dr. LaCouture’s responses to questions about women’s cancer screenings and the importance of regular Pap testing here.