U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on screening for cervical cancer. The Task Force found that women aged 21 to 65 years benefit from screening. The Task Force recommends the Pap test for women aged 21 to 29 years and three strategies to screen women aged 30 to 65 years: Pap test, HPV test, or both in combination (cotesting). The Task Force recommends against screening in women younger than 21 years and in women older than 65 years who have had adequate prior screening. The Task Force also recommends against screening at any age in women who do not have a cervix. View the full recommendation.