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Cervix Screening for Health Professionals

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About the Program

BC Cancer Cervix Screening has oversight responsibility for cervix screening in BC. The program reminds healthcare providers when their patients are due for screening, tracks adherence to screening recommendations, and monitors system performance and outcomes of cervix screening activities. 

BC is transitioning from cytology (Pap test) to HPV testing as the primary screening method for cervical cancer. Cervix self-screening is recommended every five years for women and people with a cervix ages 25-69 (or every three years for those who are recommended to have a Pap test).

Screening tests are analyzed and results are provided by the Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory (CCSL), which is operated by PHSA’s Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services. 


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