B.C.’s new policy says women should be screened

for cervical cancer with a Pap test every three years instead of two and starting at the age of 25.

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

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The BC Cancer Agency has been running the Cervical Cancer Screening Program since 1949. During that time, cervical cancer rates in B.C. have declined by over 70%.
Regular cervical cancer screening with the Pap test can prevent about 7 out of 10 cases of cervical cancer in British Columbia. However, new kinds of tests exist that may further enhance screening for cervical cancer or pre-cancerous lesions. READ MORE