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Some types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) have been linked to cervical cancer. A vaccine is now available to protect against two types of HPV that cause around 70 per cent of cervical cancers.
Many women feel understandably shocked and upset when told they have cervical cancer. These are natural responses. A diagnosis of cervical cancer affects each woman differently, but for most it will be a difficult time. This Fact sheet includes how cervical cancer is treated, patients' physical and emotional wellbeing and where to get reliable information.
This fact sheet provides information on why women should have a pap smear, the vaccine for cervical cancer , what is an unsatisfactory pap smear, what an abnormal Pap smear result might mean, how will I know w when to have my next Pap smear, and where to get reliable information. Having a Pap smear every two years offers the best chance of preventing cervical cancer. In 2005, 734 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in Australia
Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer haven’t had regular Pap tests. It’s essential, even after having the cervical cancer vaccine. If you’re overdue, book a Pap test with your doctor or nurse today.
The Pap test is a simple test used to check for abnormal changes to the cells of the cervix. If changes are found and treated early, up to 90 per cent of the most common cervical cancers may be prevented.
Pap tests detect abnormal cells that may be found on the cervix. Pap tests do not pick up cancer, but can find changes that may lead to cancer. Finding changes early means they can be treated well before cancer develops. Pap test should be done every two years. Provides information in English, Arabic, Ahmaric, Chinese, Dinka, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Sudanese, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
The Pap test is a simple test used to check for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. This fact sheet provides information about whether you need to have a Pap test after hysterectomy.
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