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Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test)

The most effective method of cervical cancer screening is a Pap test, also known as a Papanicolaou test or pap smear. The test is used to determine if there are any cell abnormalities in your cervix that could become cancerous if not treated appropriately. The Nurse Practitioner can do a Pap test for you at Longevity Care Clinic. During a Pap test, a speculum is inserted into your vagina and a swab is used to collect cells from your cervix. Your cell sample is then sent to the BC Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory (CCSL) where it will be evaluated. The Nurse Practitioner will call you with the results once they are available and determine the next steps if there are any abnormalities that need to be addressed.


In British Columbia, cervical cancer screening via a Pap test is recommended in women ages 25-69 every 3 years.

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