Term: Manitoba Cervical Cancer Screening Program (MCCSP) / CervixCheck

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-09-18


Manitoba Health established this Program in 2000 to monitor cervical cancer screening; it is managed by CancerCare Manitoba. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of women in Manitoba who are diagnosed with cervical cancer. As of April 2001, the Program maintains the Manitoba Cervical Cancer Screening Registry, a central and confidential record of Pap smears and related follow-up test results for all Manitoba women. This program is known as CervixCheck.

Current guidelines are that most women ages 21-69, who have ever been sexually active should have a regular Pap test every 3 years. Sexual activity includes sexual intercourse as well as genital skin-to-skin touching, with a male or female partner.

For more information, see the CancerCare Manitoba Web Site - CervixCheck

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