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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: 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 screening program…


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


The outer layer of the cervix.

cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)

Abnormal changes in the surface layers of the cervix. These changes are not cancer but are precancerous cells. Also called dysplasia.


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


Examination of the cervix using a magnifying instrument called a colposcope.

cone biopsy

Removal of a cone-shaped piece of the cervix for examination under a microscope.

dilation and curettage (D&C)

The cervix is dilated and the lining of the uterus is scraped out.


The surgical removal of the uterus and cervix.