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Cervical Screening

All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 20 and 70. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. This test detects abnormal cells which, if left untreated, could become cervical cancer. Very often these cells are made abnormal by a human papillomavirus (HPV) which is a sexually transmitted virus. Regular tests and treatment reduces the likelihood of this sort of cancer by around 90%. 

For more information about cervical smear tests click on the link to the National Screening Unit website http://www.nsu.govt.nz/current-nsu-programmes/national-cervical-screening-programme.aspx

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9 Birch Lane, Gore

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9 Birch Lane
Gore 9710

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9 Birch Lane
Gore 9710

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PO Box 274
Gore 9740
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 11:12AM on September 9, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Gore Health Centre.