The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has new guidelines on screenings for cervical cancer.
The recommendations, published in the journal JAMA, could make Pap smears a thing of the past for women over 30 years old.
Women ages 30-65 can now get a human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years, a Pap test every three years or a combination of both tests every five years.
In the past, it was recommended women in this age bracket get a Pap smear every three years.
Women under 30 should still get Pap smears every three years.