Women need to do a Pap Smear every 3-5 Years
Those aged 20 years old do not need Pap smears.
Most of the women can wait 3 to 5 year time span in cervical cancer checks, depending on age and choice test.
Most medical groups have recommendations Pap smear tests every three years for most women. Latest advice from the American College of Obstreticians and gynecologist said that it is true that women aged 21-29 years of his smear results show no problems.
But for healthy women aged 30 to 65 years old, the recommended checks is Pap plus cancer test due to the HPV virus, according to the group. If both tests are showing good results, women can wait five more years for the next test.
Guide from OB-GYN organization in the United States that approved the advice issued by the U.S. government, American Cancer Society and other medical groups that is safe for women who test positive for Pap to five years.
Cervical cancer grows very slowly, so regular Pap smears, can find early signs before a tumor is formed.
Some types of HPV, human papillomavirus, causes mostly cervical cancers, but infections still occur within a specified period. HPV is a virus that is very common in young women whose bodies were usually clean from infection. However, these health groups do not recommend routine testing at the age of 20 because it can cause a false detection.
Guidelines issued by the health group also states:
- Women 30 years and over can still do a Pap test alone every three years.
- Testing should not be performed before age 21 years.
- Women over 65 can stop a test if the test before does not show any problems.