Screening for Cervical Cancer US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

This is a clinical practice guideline on the screening for cervical cancer. The guideline examines the age at which to begin and end screening, the optimal interval for screening, the effectiveness of different screening strategies, and related benefits and harms of different screening strategies. Specific strategies discussed include screening for cervical cancer every 3 years with cervical cytology alone in women aged 21 to 29 years, screening every 3 years with cervical cytology alone, screening every 5 years with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) testing alone, and screening every 5 years with high-risk HPV testing in combination with cytology (co-testing) in women aged 30 to 65 years.