Cancer: Direct Inspection

Cancer of the cervix is one of the commonest forms of malignant disease. It is also one of the most certainly cur able, provided it is detected early. Thanks to the famed "Pap smear" test for early detection, developed by Cornell University's late Dr. George N. Papanicolaou, the lives of an estimated 15,000 women are now being saved each year in the U.S. But gynecologists believe that almost as many women who develop cervical cancer each year will eventually die of it, and needlessly — because it is not being detected soon enough....

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