Lilian Cooper Centre

Suite 307, Level 2

33 North Street

Spring Hill, QLD 4000

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Change to Pap Smear testing from December 1st 2017

The National Cervical Screening Program advises that from 1st December 2017 women aged 25-74 years, who have ever been sexually active should have a 5 yearly Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) test. The first HPV test should be taken 2 years after the last Pap test. 99% of cervical cancer is caused by HPV. The HPV test is more accurate than the Pap smear which only identifies changes in the cervical cells. It takes 10-15 years from HPV infection and cervical cell change to develop into cervical cancer. Infection with HPV is common and occurs in up to 80% of women. Usually the body’s immune system comes into play and cell changes revert to normal over 1-2 year. The HPV test is taken in the same way

Women and Weight

Dr Howard discusses how to keep healthy. Radio Interview- Dr Jane Howard Click here to listen via ABC