National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2019

Aust Cervical Cancer Foundation

5 minutes of your time, for 5 years peace of mind

The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation will be celebrating National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2019 from November 11-17. Australia is on track to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035. Floreat Medical is keen to be part of making this happen. Our GPs will be reminding women to put themselves first by taking care of their health and making sure they are up-to-date with their cervical screening.

More than 70% of cervical cancers occur in women who have not had regular cervical screening. Early detection by having a Cervical Screening Test (it used to be called a pap smear) is the best form of cervical cancer prevention.

Thanks to vaccination and screening, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Vaccination prevents infection from the most common strains of HPV, the virus responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer. Cervical screening detects changes to the cells of the cervix, often caused by prolonged HPV infection, and allows abnormalities to be treated before becoming cancerous.

For more information go to the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation webpage.