Treatments and tests

Cervical screening

All cancer screening programs continue to operate in WA. Protect your health through early detection.

If you have received a reminder about cervical screening and/or you have any questions, please contact your GP or healthcare provider. For more information about cervical screening, see National Cervical Screening Program

The WA Department of Health will continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on health services.

Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. Four out of five women who develop cervical cancer in Australia have either never screened or do not screen regularly.

In Australia, all women aged 25 to 74 years who have ever been sexually active should have a Cervical Screening Test every 5 years. Being screened regularly means that the human papillomavirus (HPV) and any changes it may cause to the cells of the cervix can be found early. These cell changes can then be monitored and, if needed, treated to prevent cervical cancer.


Last reviewed: 07-04-2020
Acknowledgements

WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

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