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Whaiora Medical Centre

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

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394 Queen Street
Masterton 5810

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394 Queen Street
Masterton 5810

Postal Address

PO Box 497
Masterton 5840

This page was last updated at 2:44PM on May 25, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Whaiora Medical Centre.