Cervical Cancer Screening
Pap screening is an extremely valuable tool used to detect and Identifypre-cancerous lesions that can then be treated to prevent the development of cervical cancer
The BC Cancer Agency recommends that sexually active women older than 25 years old be screened every three years. More frequent screening (every year) is recommended for immunocompromised women, or those with a history of pre-cancerous lesions or a history of cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers
I was trained at the BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver to perform pelvic exams and Pap smears, and I aim to make this health experience as comfortable, educational and empowering as possible.
Starting at age 40, it is advised that women go for their first mammogram. The frequency of screening depends on personal and family history with respect to breast cancer. It is recommended to get a breast exam annually to stay on top of potential changes in breast tissue to allow for quicker detection.