Sentinelle Health Group offers Pap Test (with or without a request from your family doctor) with a nurse or with a family physician. The nurse will not prescribe any contraception.
The Pap test involves:
• detect and diagnose precancerous conditions of the cervix or cervical cancer;
• diagnose precancerous conditions of the vagina or vaginal cancer;
• diagnose infection or inflammation in the lower part of the female genital apparatus.
Any woman sexually active or that has been in the past should have a Pap test.
(Note that the sexual activities include all genital contact with or without vaginal penetration, with male or female partners)
The recommended age to begin screening is 21 years of age. However, women who have not yet had sex at that age, screening may be delayed. Exceptionally and depending on the context, screening may begin earlier, for example in young immune-compromised women.
In women who have had regular screening tests, screening can stop at age 65 if the results of the last two tests carried out during the previous 10 years are negative.
In addition, women who have had a total hysterectomy for a minor condition, it is no longer necessary to carry out screening.
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