Cervical Cancer Screening in Florida

Women’s Care Florida provides comprehensive cervical cancer screening for women of all ages.

What is Cervical Cancer Screening?

Cervical cancer screening is a test to identify changes in the cells of the cervix that may lead to cancer. The Pap smear test and HPV test are two types of screening tests that help prevent or find cervical cancer early. The Pap test looks for precancerous cells on the cervix and the HPV test screens for the human papillomavirus that can cause abnormal cells to form on the cervix. If you are receiving a Pap test, the cells are checked to see if they appear normal and the HPV test will test the cells to see if HPV is present. The cells are sent to a laboratory for further testing.

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Women’s Care Florida follows the current cervical cancer screening guidelines for low-risk women:

  • Under 21: Screenings are not necessary for young women under 21.
  • Age 21 to 29: A Pap smear every three years with a possible HPV test depending on certain Pap results.
  • Age 30 to 65: A Pap smear and HPV (co-testing) every three to five years; or a Pap smear alone every three years.
  • Over 65: You do not not need to be tested if results have been normal for several years or if you have had a hysterectomy.

Screening Test Results

Test results can take up to three weeks to come in. If you have a history of cervical cancer, HIV, a weakened immune system, or abnormal screening results, you may need an additional screening test. It is important to follow-up with your provider to understand next steps in terms of treatment, depending on your unique situation.

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Cervical Cancer Screening Test in FL

Women’s Care Florida is committed to providing the highest quality preventive screenings for women throughout all stages of life. Our goal is to ensure that you are protected against any potential risk of disease Regardless of individual circumstances, our team strives to deliver compassionate care for a range of women’s health services. Patients seeking expert gynecological care and women’s health services, please schedule an appointment at Women’s Care Florida today!