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Southern DHB Cervical Screening Programme

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Description

Health promotion of screening programmes ensures that women who can benefit from screening are informed and empowered to take advantage of those benefits. This programme has a well women focus and acknowledges both the benefits and limitations associated with participation in screening programmes.

The Cervical Screening Programme:
  • encourages informed participation by providing information
  • focuses on equitable access to services.
 
Women enrolled in the programme will be registered with consent on a national registry and be able to access their own information which includes screening tests, smear takers, specialists and laboratories. If you change your name or address please let your smear taker and the National Screening Programme Staff know by calling freephone: 0800 729 729.
 
For more information visit www.nsu.govt.nz or go to the National Cancer Control Strategy website

Procedures / Treatments

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Pap Smear

    A Pap smear is a test to check for signs of cancer on the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (entrance to the uterus) with a specially lit microscope (colposcope).… More

Contact Details

Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 3:40PM on June 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Cervical Screening Programme.