Cervical Cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in the world, killing 222 Australian women in 2022 alone.
Early detection of cervical cancer is vital in improving survival rates. The best method of detection is regular Papanicolaou, also know as Cervical Screening, tests.
Cervical Screening Tests have replaced Pap Smear tests, however they feel exactly the same for to the patient. These tests detect human papillomavirus, which can lead to cell changes in the cervix.
If you are aged 25 to 74, you should have your first Cervical Screening test 2 years after your last Pap Smear. If the results come back normal, Cervical Screening Tests should then be completed every 5 years. If you have previously tested positive for human papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Screenings need to be conducted more frequently.
If you are due for a cervical screening test, please call our practice to make an appointment. Our doctors are also highly proficient in offering advice and treatment regarding any kind of reproductive or sexual health concerns.