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An Australian-first campaign is aiming to reduce barriers for lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women and trans, gender diverse and non-binary people screening for cervical cancer.
The Cancer Institute NSW has launched a campaign urging Australian women to have regular, potentially lifesaving Pap tests. Pap tests can prevent up to 90 per cent of cervical cancers, yet the Institute warns that cervical screening participation rates in Australia are alarmingly low at 57.5 percent of women.
Screening for symptoms of breast and cervical cancers can help detect the diseases in their early stages, even if there are no outward signs. If a cancer is found early, before it has the chance to spread, women have a much greater chance of survival.
Cervical cancer is largely preventable if pre-cancerous cell changes are detected early enough and treated appropriately. Since the introduction of organised cervical screening in Australia by means of the Papanicolaou (Pap) test in 1991, cervical cancer incidence in New South Wales (NSW), the most populous Australian state, has declined at an accelerated rate.