Cervical screening

Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world, largely as a result of the success of the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) (external site) that was introduced in 1991 as a joint Australian, State and Territory Government initiative.

The Western Australian Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP) supports the delivery of the NCSP in WA, which includes implementation of a range of health promotion strategies and management of the WA Cervical Screening Register. These core activities aim to drive Program participation, particularly amongst never-screened and under-screened women, and maximise equitable access to cervical screening.

The NCSP recommends that all women aged 25 to 74 years who have ever been sexually active have a Cervical Screening Test every five years.

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WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program