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Screening Guidelines

The Ontario Cervical Screening Program recommends:

  • Cervical cancer screening is recommended every three years for all women starting at age 21 who are or ever have been sexually active. 
  • Based on the latest clinical evidence, cervical cancer screening every three years is effective.
  • Women over 70 years can stop having Pap tests if there are at least three normal tests in the previous ten years.


You can find more information on this program at Cancer Care Ontario.


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