The following groups require annual screening;
Men over 40 years old
Women over 50 years old
Women with no PAP smear in the last 3 years
Remember that physical exams are to find the early signs of disease that do not have symptoms and are an important part of engaging in preventative care. Per Alberta Health rules and regulations, patients are entitled to one complete physical exam per year. For example, if you had your last physical on October 13, 2022 you'd next be eligible on October 14, 2023 and so forth.