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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Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.

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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.

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Pap smears

The Pap smear has been replaced by the Cervical Screening Test, which is done every 5 years. Find out why here.

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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.

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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.

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Causes of cervical cancer

Find out the common causes of cervical cancer from the information and resources on this page.

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Cervical cancer treatment

The type of treatment you receive will depend upon the type of abnormality. Find out about the treatments for cervical cancer.

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Genital warts

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.

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Health checks for women

A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure, bone density test and more.

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Colposcopy

A colposcopy is a minor procedure to examine the health of a woman’s cervix. It may include a biopsy to examine tissue.

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