Find out about how Cervical Cancer Screening has changed.
More accurate. Less often.
Since December 2017, the Cervical Screening Test has replaced the Pap test in Australia.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. The Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women.
The Cervical Screening Test is more effective than the Pap test at preventing cervical cancers, because it detects the human papillomavirus (known as HPV), whereas the Pap test looked for cell changes in the cervix. HPV is a common infection that can cause cervical cell changes that may lead to cervical cancer.
Follow the link below to the cancerscreening.gov.au website for more details: