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 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Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.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 and HPV vaccine
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus commonly spread through sexual contact, which can cause cervical cancer. But vaccination can prevent it.
A self-test is making cervical screening even easier
A ‘self-collection’ cervical screening test is now available, meaning females have another testing option.
Counterpart Navigator app
When you have questions about your cancer diagnosis, treatment or life after cancer, the Counterpart Navigator App offers reliable, up-to-date information on topics you may want to know about. Learn more here.
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Genital warts is a sexually transmitted infection that causes bumps on the genital areas. Learn about its treatment and prevention.
Manage your health in your 40s
Once you’re in your 40s, you need to be aware of the health conditions that increasingly affect people at this age. Learn how to reduce your risks and to manage your health at this stage of life.