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J Fam Pract. 2012 Jul;61(7):427-8.

Clinical inquiries. Does anal cancer screening reduce morbidity and mortality in men who have sex with men?

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Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Program, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, Tacoma, WA, USA.


It's unclear whether anal cancer screening benefits men who have sex with men because high-quality studies on this subject are lacking. In the absence of high-quality data, anal pap smears aren't recommended for routine screening of men who have sex with men (strength of recommendation: C, expert opinion).

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