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Dr. George Papanicolaou
Date Issued: 1978-05-18
Postage Value: 13 cents

Commemorative issue
Early cancer detection
Dr. George Papanicolaou

Although no known single test exists that can uniformly detect all early human cancers, a number of methods for early detection have been developed. The Pap Test, developed by Greek physician Dr. George N. Papanicolaou, is paramount among these early-detection procedures. His test determines the presence of cancer of the uterine cervix. The death rate from cervical and endometrial cancer has decreased significantly since the institution of this routine screening procedure.

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