Pap Test Screening and HPV
Cervical cancer screening with pap tests is an important preventative part of women's reproductive health. We now understand much more about cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer. Please see the links below for more information about pap test screening, HPV and the HPV vaccine.
An excellent website from the SOGC regarding HPV and pap test screening.
SOGC Digital Doctors
Learn more about HPV and cervical cancer screening through videos with SOGC gynecologists.
AAP: How to Talk to your Preteen about the HPV vaccine
A helpful website from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding talking to your kids about the HPV vaccine they will receive through the school based vaccination program.
The Ontario Cervical Cancer Screening Program
GOC: HPV information video
The Gynecologic Oncologists of Canada have made a helpful video explaining all you need to know about HPV, the vaccine and how to protect yourself.
If you have an abnormal pap test, you may be referred to a colposcopy clinic. Drs. O'Toole and Tomas run a colposcopy clinic in the ambulatory care section of the hospital on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively. Cell changes found through pap tests are very rarely cancerous, but do require follow-up testing.
Cancer Care Ontario handout on Abnormal Pap Test results