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Screening Recommendations for Gynecologic Cancer

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Prevention and Screening

The experts at the Magee-Womens Gynecologic Cancer Program help you maintain gynecologic health and provide early cancer detection and individualized intervention.

We recommend scheduled screening procedures to lower your risk of gynecologic cancer and to detect any possible cancers earlier, when they are more treatable.

Test/Procedure Cancers Detected When

Pap smear

As recommended, three years after the start of sexual activity or at age 21, whichever is earlier.

Pelvic exam

Yearly, beginning at age 18 or at the onset of sexual activity.

Endometrial tissue sample

As needed for symptoms, beginning at menopause for high-risk women.