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Pap smears

The Pap smear has been replaced by the Cervical Screening Test, which looks for human papillomavirus (HPV) every 5 years.

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Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.

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Health checks for women

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

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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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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.

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HPV vaccine

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.

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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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Genital warts

Genital warts is an STI that causes bumps on areas such as the vagina, penis, anus and scrotum. Learn about its treatment and prevention.

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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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