Pap Tests & Cervical Cancer Screening in Victoria
In British Columbia, cervical cancer screening is accomplished with the Papanicolaou (Pap) test/smear (named after its founder, George Nicholas Papanicolaou). Unlike public health screening for breast cancer and colon cancer, which begins at age 50 in healthy individuals, cervical cancer screening begins at a much younger age (25 years old).
This page is going to walk you through all the basics of pap testing and cervical cancer screening, so that you can have a deeper understanding of why this is such an important aspect of preventative health in people with a cervix.
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