Cervical Cancer Screening(Pap test)
Ages 18-39: get a Pap test every 3 years if you are 21 or older and have a cervix.
- If you are 30 or older, you can get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years.
Ages 40 -49:get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years if you have a cervix.
Ages 50-64: get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years if you have a cervix.
Ages 65 and older: consult with your health care provider to determine if you need a Pap test.
The screening guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) . The USPSTF is a group composed of primary care providers ( internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists) that are experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.
Talk to your doctor to determine if this guideline is right for you.