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    How is cervical cancer detected?

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  • ACCF’s Vision is to protect and enhance women’s health by eliminating cervical cancer and enabling treatment for women with cervical cancer and related health issues, … View Profile

    Cervical cancer does not usually carry any external symptoms, and so the best way to detect changes to the cervix cells is through regular two-yearly Pap tests.

    A Pap test is a simple test in which a small number of cervical cells are collected and tested for changes. It serves as an early warning against abnormal cell changes which have the potential to become cancerous.

    The current Australian guidelines are that women over 18 years old should have a Pap test every two years after becoming sexually active.

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