Cervical cancer screening

Cervical cancer screening is done with a Pap test. A Pap test takes cells from the cervix so they can be sent to a laboratory and looked at under a microscope. Pap tests find cervical cancer early, when it is most treatable.

The Ontario Cervical Cancer Screening Program provides free cervical cancer screening to women who are 21 years of age or older and sexually active. These women get a Pap test every three years.

You can get a Pap test from your primary care provider.

You can learn more about cervical cancer screening by using the related resources on the right side of this page.