Cervical Cancer: Screening
Description of Resource:
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for cervical cancer every 3 years with cervical cytology alone in women aged 21 to 29. For women aged 30 to 65, the USPSTF recommends screening every 3 years with cervical cytology alone, every 5 years with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing alone, or every 5 years with hrHPV testing in combination with cytology (cotesting). This is an A recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.