All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It does not have signs or symptoms in the early stages, so getting screened is important. Cervical cancer is the easiest women’s cancer to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-up. Two of these tests are:
It is recommended that women of average risk ages 21-65 receive a Pap test every three years. Women ages 30-65 should be screened with a combination of a Pap test and HPV (human papilloma virus) test every five years.
Risk factors for cervical cancer are:
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention