Treatment is given the best chance for success when cancer is found early. Regular screening exams help make that possible. It’s important for women to get a well-checkup every year. If you notice any changes, such as irregular bleeding or discharge, talk to your doctor. For most women, the following screening guidelines are recommended.
Pap test every three years
Pap test and HPV test every three-five years
Talk to your doctor about the frequency of Pap and HPV tests needed
If you’ve had a hysterectomy or are at an increased risk of cervical cancer, you may need to follow a different screening plan. Talk to your doctor about staying up to date on the appropriate screenings for you.
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