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Cervix Health

In addition to cervix screening every three (Pap) to five (cervix self-screening) years, you should look out for any unusual changes to your body. 

If you have any symptoms, please talk to a doctor or health care provider. 

How can I reduce my risk of getting cervical cancer?

You can take two steps to prevent cervical cancer:

  1. Get screened every three to five years;
  2. Get the HPV vaccine
Generally, anyone aged 9 and older should get the HPV vaccine. The vaccine is provided free to students in Grade 6 in BC. It is very effective at protecting against HPV types that cause most cervical cancers. 

If you have received the vaccine, you should still get screened, as the vaccine does not protect against all types of HPV that cause cervical cancer. 

To learn more about the HPV vaccine, visit ImmunizeBC.

Hands holding cervix self-screening swab
​Request a self-screening kit
Or by phone: 1-877-702-6566
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