BC Cancer Agency Releases new Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines


BC Cancer Agency has updated their provincial cervical cancer screening guidelines. It is important to us that our clients/patients have access to this information and have the opportunity to ask their clinicians about the changes. If at any time you have questions about the screening guidelines, call our 1-800-SEX-SENSE line, or talk to the clinician at your local Opt clinic.

Women and all others who have a cervix between the ages of 25-69 should have a cervical cancer screening every three years. The test is covered by MSP and only takes a few minutes of your time.

How does this impact clients at Opt Clinics?

  • Clients will have the opportunity to ask their clinician any questions they may have about the changes to the guidelines
  • Clients can still access STI screening at our clinics at any time
  • Abnormal Pap results will be followed up on according to BC Cancer Agency Guidelines

What if I have had a previous abnormal Pap, or have been asked to repeat my Pap?

  • You can book an appointment or drop-in at your Opt clinic to discuss how to proceed with your Pap screenings.

For more information please visit the BC Cancer Agency website http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/screening/cervix/get-screened