Get screened for cervical cancer
If you’re in a certain age or population group, you can also have screening tests that help find cervical cancer before you’ve even noticed symptoms. Take control of your health – see your doctor regularly and know when you should be screened for certain cancers.
Why you need a Pap test every 2 years after you turn 21
As you start off on the road of life, your younger years are filled with so many firsts and new experiences. Once you’ve been sexually active, the Canadian Cancer Society reminds you that it’s important to experience another first – having a Pap test for cervical cancer screening.
When should I be screened for cervical cancer?
If you’ve ever been sexually active, you should start having regular Pap tests by the time you’re 21.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Pap test
A Pap test is a quick and simple test that looks for any changes in the cells of the cervix.
What are the benefits and limitations of screening for cervical cancer?
Almost every test or procedure has benefits and limitations. Before having any test, it’s important to be aware of them so that you’re making an informed decision that’s right for you.
How do I find a cervical cancer screening program?
Cervical cancer screening is available through family doctors, cervical cancer screening programs, women’s health clinics or public health units.