New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening
Retrieve “New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening (PDF)” at at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Cervical cancer screening can find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). A Pap test used to be recommended for most women every year. However, this recommendation has changed recently. Most women do not need to have cervical cancer screening each year.