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Tuatapere 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

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  • Phone

    (03) 226 6123

  • Fax

    (03) 226 6348

  • Healthlink EDI


69A Orawia Road
Southland 9620

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Street Address

69A Orawia Road
Southland 9620

Postal Address

PO Box 10
Tuatapere 9642

This page was last updated at 12:15PM on December 24, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Tuatapere Medical Centre.