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Having regular Cervical Screening Tests can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer by up to 96%. A Cervical screening Test picks up early warning signs that can be treated before cancer develops.

A Cervical Screening Test can be performed by a variety of providers including a local doctor or nurse. You don’t have to visit a gynaecologist or other specialist, and it will only take a few minutes.

It’s important that all women are aware of the risks of cervical cancer and the need for regular tests to avoid it. If you have patients with specific needs, there may be steps you can take to ensure they receive quality care.

The cervical cancer vaccine, also known as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, protects against the two types of high-risk HPV that are found in 70% of Australian women diagnosed with cervical cancer.

The Cervical Screening Test is a very short procedure - it usually only takes a few minutes and, if your results are normal, you only need to have one every two years.

As a health professional, you have a critical role in advising women to have Cervical Screening Tests and in providing both the information and the friendly and sensitive environment that will help women understand the need for and effectiveness of screening

The results of your Cervical Screening Test will be sent to the health professional and clinic or consulting rooms where you had the test.

A Cervical Screening Test is a quick and simple test that’s been proven to be very effective in avoiding cervical cancer.

The Cervical Screening Test replaced the Pap test as the method of cervical screening. The new test looks for HPV, an infection that can cause cells in the cervix to change and become abnormal.

One dose had comparable effectiveness as two or three doses in preventing high-grade disease in a high coverage setting. One dose vaccination may be a viable strategy when working towards the global elimination of cervical cancer.