Pap test can find changes in the cells of the cervix.  These changes can be treated to prevent cancer from developing and spreading.

Take Action

  • Have regular Pap tests, starting at age 21, every three years if you are or have been sexually active
  • Limit number of sexual partners
  • Use condoms
  • Be tobacco-free
  • Talk with your doctor or nurse about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Some types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Women who have had the HPV vaccine still require regular Pap tests.