The HKPR District Health Unit is reminding women how important it is to get screened for cervical cancer. Elsie Azevedo Perry, with the HKPR District Health Unit says women between 21 and 69 should be getting a pap test at least every three years.

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Recent statistics from Cancer Care Ontario, however, show that the number of women over the age of 60 getting tested is declining.

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Azevedo Perry says women with a health care provider should be booking regular screenings. Those without a doctor are able to get tested through the Sexual Health Clinics offered by the Health Unit. The next one in Haliburton is on December 10. You can call 1-866-888-4577 ext. 1205 to book an appointment.