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Age To Start Your 
Cervical Cancer Checks


There is no self-check for cervical cancer. Make an appointment with your health professional to have the following age-appropriate screenings.

Beginning at age 21, (or 3 years after you become sexually active)

Get screened.

Have a Pap test and Pelvic exam at least once every three years.

Beginning at age 65 to 70,

Ask your health professional if you need to continue getting regular pap tests and pelvic exams.

Talk to your preteen children about the human papillomavirus (HPV vaccine)

Help protect them from cervical, penile and other cancers and sexually related diseases.