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.



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