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News: Community cervix announcement: new screening program launches

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed a new cervical screening program which will come into effect on December 1, replacing the two-yearly pap test. Those aged between 25 and 74 years will be eligible to take part in the…

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 –…

cervix

The end of the uterus that forms a canal and extends into the vagina.

ectocervix

The outer layer of the cervix.

transformation zone

The area in the cervix where squamous metaplasia occurs….

cystoscopy

A test using a cystoscope to examine the vagina, cervix, bladder and rectum. It is performed under a general anaesthetic.

atypia

Slight changes in the cells of the cervix that could be precancerous abnormalities.

colposcope

An instrument that enables the doctor to see an enlarged view of the cervix, vagina and vulva from outside the body.

epithelial abnormality

Changes in the cells of the cervix.

invasive cervical cancer

Cervical cancer that has spread deep into tissues at the primary site (cervix), and/or to other parts of the body.