The Pap smear has been replaced by the Cervical Screening Test, which is done every 5 years. Find out why here.
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Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.
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.
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 symptoms
The symptoms of cervical cancer aren't always obvious and it may not cause any symptoms at all until it has reached an advanced stage. Find out what are the symptoms of cervical cancer.
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.
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.
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.
Female genital cancers
Trusted information about female genital cancers such as cervical cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer.
Causes of cervical cancer
Find out the common causes of cervical cancer from the information and resources on this page.