Changes To Cervical Screening

From the 1st December 2017, cervical screening will change in Australia.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. The new Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women.

The Pap test is being replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years for women over 25.  Women between 18 and 25 are no longer eligible for free cervical screening, unless symptomatic.

The test is a quick and simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus (known as HPV).

Your first Cervical Screening Test is due two years after your last Pap test, we will send you a reminder if you have had your previous Pap tests with us. After that, you will only need to have the test every five years if your results are normal.  IF you have not had a cervical screening test in over 2 years we recommend making an appointment.  Please contact Cremorne Medical Practice on 9908 2233 or visit our website to make an appointment.

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