Better Health Channel
  • The Cervical Screening Test (replaces the Pap test) is a quick and simple test that checks for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer.
  • Abnormal cell changes in the cervix may not necessarily lead to cancer.
  • Treatment for cervical cancer includes surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of these treatments.
  • The National Cervical Screening Program recommends that all women aged between 25 and 74 who have ever been sexually active should have a Cervical Screening Test every five years, even if they've had the HPV vaccine.

Give feedback about this page

More information

Content disclaimer

Content on this website is provided for information purposes only. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not in any way endorse or support such therapy, service, product or treatment and is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional. The information and materials contained on this website are not intended to constitute a comprehensive guide concerning all aspects of the therapy, product or treatment described on the website. All users are urged to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis and answers to their medical questions and to ascertain whether the particular therapy, service, product or treatment described on the website is suitable in their circumstances. The State of Victoria and the Department of Health shall not bear any liability for reliance by any user on the materials contained on this website.

Reviewed on: 22-01-2018