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Te Puna Hauora o te Raki Paewhenua - Health & Social Services

Primary Healthcare Service, Kaupapa Māori

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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

This service is free of charge if conducted by our practice nurse.

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This page was last updated at 1:07PM on January 20, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Puna Hauora o te Raki Paewhenua - Health & Social Services.