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Otautau Medical Centre

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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 25 and 69. 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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3 Chester Street
Otautau
Southland 9610

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Street Address

3 Chester Street
Otautau
Southland 9610

Postal Address

PO Box 100
Otautau 9641

This page was last updated at 12:18PM on September 16, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Otautau Medical Centre.