New cervical cancer screening

WOMEN will benefit from a new and more effective screening test for cervical cancer.

The new human papillomavirus (HPV) test will prevent up to 30pc more women from developing cervical cancer because it detects HPV, an early risk indicator for cervical cancer.

It is a step forward from the current pap test, which detects cervical abnormalities after they occur.

“The new test is more effective than the current pap test so most women will only need to be tested every five years, instead of every two – the procedure to collect the sample is the same,” Member for Barker Tony Pasin explained.

“Women who


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