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Pap smear (Pap test)

A test in which cervical cells are removed and sent to a laboratory for examination….

News: Community cervix announcement: new test will save lives

Cancer Council Queensland has backed the new cervical screening program to be launched nationally later this year, replacing the two-yearly pap smear test. Only about half of all eligible women in Queensland currently get regular pap smears – the second…

News: Queensland records second lowest rate of cervical screening

screening program to replace the two-yearly pap smear test from 2017. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the new HPV test would be more effective than a pap smear and just as safe. “The new test will detect HPV…

News: Pap smears still vital for women vaccinated for HPV

sexually active must ensure they undergo Pap smear tests every two years. “Early detection of cervical cancer by Pap smear testing remains the best weapon to combat the morbidity and mortality associated with the disease. “If every eligible woman had…

News: Volunteer Voice March 2017

smear test. Only about half of all eligible women in Queensland currently get regular pap smears – the second lowest rate in the country, national figures show. The two yearly pap test for women aged 18 to 69 will change…

News: Queensland women benefit from HPV vaccination

become the primary cervical screening tool, would be more effective than a pap smear and just as safe. “Until the HPV test is approved, which isn’t likely before 2016, regular pap smears currently remain the best protection against cervical cancer,”…

News: New cervical cancer screening program to save lives

budget, will be undertaken by Queensland women every five years. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the new HPV (human papillomavirus) test would be more effective than a pap smear and just as safe. “The new test will detect…

News: Queenslanders bowling out on bowel cancer test: We must do better

report found that of the 196,472 Queenslanders who received a test kit, only 63,253 completed the test. Queensland (32.2%), New South Wales (31.2%) and Northern Territory (24.8%) had lower participation rates than all other jurisdictions, with Queensland’s participation consistently lower…

News: Progress on cervical cancer stalls in Queensland

…for a new cervical screening program to replace the two-yearly pap smear test from late 2017. “The new cervical screening test will be more effective than a pap smear and just as safe,” Ms Clift said. “We expect more women…

News: Community cervix announcement: new screening program launches

every five years. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the new Cervical Screening Test would be more effective than a pap test and just as safe. “The new test will directly detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes…