Living with cervical cancer
How cervical cancer affects your daily life will depend very much on what stage your disease is at, and what treatment you're having. Find out how to manage with cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix. It is one of a few cancers where screening can detect pre-cancerous lesions.
Cervical cancer could be eradicated within 40 years
Australia could be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer, thanks to the free HPV immunisation program and new Cervical Screening Test.
Cervical cancer – a personal story
Being diagnosed with cervical cancer can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes almost all cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. Find out how HPV is diagnosed, treated and prevented.
Cervical screening test
Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact. HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts, but vaccination helps to prevent it.
A self-test has made cervical screening even easier
A ‘self-collection’ cervical screening test is now available, meaning women who find the tests uncomfortable or embarrassing have another, easier option.
Genital warts are an STI that causes bumps that appear on areas such as the vagina, penis, anus and scrotum. Learn about treatments and prevention options.
The Pap smear has been replaced by the Cervical Screening Test, which is done every 5 years. Find out why here.