If you have a question about cervical cancer screening, talk to your health care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant etc.).If you have a cervix, and are between the ages of 25 to 70 years, who has ever been sexually active, you can book a cervical cancer screening appointment on the Screen for Life Coach by calling us at (807) 684-7777.
Cervical cancer can affect anyone with a cervix who has ever been sexually active. It is almost entirely preventable with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, regular screening, and appropriate and timely follow-up of abnormal results. Anyone with a cervix between the ages of 25 to 70, who have ever been sexually active, should bescreened for cervical cancer every three years. Most cervical cancers are found in individuals who have never been screened or have been screened less often than recommended by Ontario’s cervical screening guidelines. That’s why regular screening is so important.
Currently, the Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP) recommends that anyone with a cervix who is or has been sexually active have a Pap test every 3 years starting at age 21. This recommendation is in the process of being updated. If you are under 25, talk to your primary care provider about whether you should wait until age 25 before starting cervical screening with the Pap test.
For details, see Cervical Screening at Age 25.
For more information about the OCSP, please click here .
Cervical cancer screening is still needed if you:
Individuals who have had a hysterectomy should talk to their healthcare provider to see if they need to continue to get screened for cervical cancer.
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Anyone with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 70, who have ever been sexually active, can book their cervical cancer screening appointment on the Screen for Life Coach by calling (807) 684-7777