From 1 December 2017, cervical screening will change in Australia. The Pap test will be replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. The new Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women. The test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus (known as HPV).
Your first Cervical Screening Test is due two years after your last Pap test. After that, you will only need to have the test every five years if results are normal. Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer.
The test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus (known as HPV).
How should have a CS test?
If you are aged between 25 and 74 it is highly recommended that you have a Cervical Screening Testing every five years, even if you have had the HPV vaccination.
Springs Medical run regular Cervical Screening Test (Pap Test) Clinics – run by one of our female doctors or our Cervical Screening Nurse. Please phone us to make an appointment at either Daylesford or Trentham.
Sexual health information and screening is also available. If you require further information, please talk to one of our doctors or nurses.