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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

Ostend Medical Centre has a number of nurses who are fully trained in taking smears. In addition, all of the doctors can take cervical smears. We strongly recommend that all women have regular smears. Cancers which are detected early are curable.

We do have an evening clinic available for your convenience. Reception will be able to help you with the dates for this clinic which is held on a Tuesday evening 1-2 times per month.

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Ostend Medical Centre

Central Auckland

After Hours phone (09) 372 5005

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9 Belgium Street
Ostend
Waiheke Island

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9 Belgium Street
Ostend
Waiheke Island

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9 Belgium Street
Ostend
Waiheke Island 1081

This page was last updated at 12:09PM on July 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Ostend Medical Centre.