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Cervical Cancer Screening with the HPV Test and the Pap Test in Women Ages 30 and Older

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • How do I know if I got an HPV test?
  • When and how should I expect to get my test results?
  • What do my test results mean?
  • When is my next Pap test and HPV test? I heard I may be able to wait up to 5 years.
  • What other tests or treatment will I need if my Pap or HPV test is abnormal?
    • When do I need to come back for more testing or treatment?
    • What should I expect during and after these tests or treatments?
    • Are there risks or side effects?
    • Will the testing or treatment affect my chance to get or stay pregnant?
    • Will the added tests or treatment be covered by my insurance?
    • Where can I get help to cover the costs?

Be sure to ask your doctor about anything you don’t understand. Take a copy of this page with you the next time you see your provider.

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