The risk of developing cervical cancer decreases drastically among women who undergo regular screening. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a medical body that provides recommendations regarding screening measures for certain diseases based upon the evaluation of bodies of data. Many of the guidelines set forth by the USPSTF are followed by healthcare providers.
Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published updated guidelines for the screening of cervical cancer issued by the USPSTF. The article can be found here in its entirety: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2697704
It remains important for women to speak with their healthcare provider regarding optimal cervical screening scheduling for their individual care.