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Screening Recommendations

Breast Health Screening

Beginning at age 18, all women should have a clinical breast examination every year.

If you're aged 40 - 49, talk with your clinican about when to begin scheduling regular mammograms.

If you're aged 50 - 64, you should have a mammogram every year.

Cervical Health Screening

Pap testing should begin by age 21 or 3 years after you first have sex, whichever comes first.

Your clinican will tell you how often you need to have a Pap smear. But in general, women who have had three normal Pap tests in a row during a 5 year period can go to a "once Pap every three year" screening cycle.