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Table 2 Summary of the American Cancer Society guidelines on screening for cervical cancer [37]

From: Familial Cervical Cancer: Case Reports, Review and Clinical Implications

  Start screening Interval Stop screening
General population 3 years after onset of vaginal intercourse, but do not start screening later than at 21 years of age Annually; change interval to every 2 to 3 years in women older than 29 years of age who have had 3 consecutive negative cytology results 70 years of age
Women who are immunocompromised1 Start as in general population Screen twice in the first year after diagnosis2; annually thereafter Continue screening as long as patients are in reasonably good health
Women with a history of in utero exposure to DES Start as in general population Annually Continue screening as long as patients are in reasonably good health
  1. 1including HIV+
  2. 2diagnosis of condition associated with compromised immune system or start of immunocompromising therapy, respectively