Accurate Pap Test Only for Women Who Can Afford It

"A Pap test plus an HPV test (called co-testing) is the preferred way to find early cervical cancers or pre-cancers in women 30 and older." - from the website of the American Cancer Society I am pleased to hear that organizations across the province intend to sue the federal government in order to force Quebec to put an end to medical surcharges that leave people out of pocket. Malpractice lawyer Jean-Pierre Ménard argues that Canadian law strictly forbids extra fees for “medically necessary services.” But what happens when the public system doesn’t cover a medically necessary service—like, say, a proper test to detect cervical cancer? Recently my doctor informed me that the routine Pap smea