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Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Go for regular Pap tests and, if needed, return for follow-up of abnormal results.


Cervical Cancer Screening

Screening can detect changes in a woman’s cervix that can lead to cancer.

Women between 21 and 69 years of age who have had any sexual skin–to-skin contact (sexual intercourse, intimate touching or oral sexual contact with a partner) need a Pap test every 3 years.



Want to learn more?

Learn about Cervical Cancer Screening from Cancer Care Ontario.

Do you have questions?

Visit Cancer Care Ontario's Cervical Cancer Screening Patient Education.

Date of creation: January 15, 2013
Last modified on: May 2, 2017

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1Cancer Care Ontario. (2012). Cervical Cancer Screening. Retrieved from
2Cancer Care Ontario. (2012). Cervical Cancer Screening - Patient Education. Retrieved from
3Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. (2012). Cervical Cancer Screening. Retrieved from