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7 On Your Side Health Alert: Do it yourself home pap smear kits

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Some doctors and inventors are discussing the possibility of trying a do it yourself home pap smear kit for women. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting to discuss it.

FDA officials listened to doctors, patient advocates, and cancer survivors to get their thoughts on whether the self-collection kit would increase the number of women that get screened for HPV and cervical cancer.

Seven On Your Side reporter Kimberly Suiters has more on this story in the above video.

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