Cervical cancer can develop from untreated abnormal cervical cells (dysplasia) related to a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. Abnormal cervical cells are not cancer but pre-cancerous changes that can be treated. Abnormal cervical cells rarely cause any symptoms.

The Danish Health Authority recommends cervical cancer screening to all women aged 23-64. Participation is voluntary and free of charge. To participate you have to book a screening appointment at your GP´s office. 

Pros and cons

Who is invited and how often

The screening examination

The screening test result


Questions and how to opt out of screening


Revised: 25 January 2021