PAP Test (every 3 years)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Screening can help catch HPV infections before they become cancer.
- Almost 100% of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV
- 3 out of 4 women will get the HPV virus at some point in their lives.
There are usually no signs or symptoms.
Cervical cancer screening (PAP test) is recommended every 3 years for all women who:
- Are age 21 and older
- Have ever been sexually active
The above Pap tests are covered by OHIP. Please ask your doctor for more information, or visit www.ontario.ca/page/cervical-cancer-screening-and-prevention.