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Cervical cancer screening reminders for NSW women

Cervical cancer screening reminders for NSW women

The NSW Cancer Institute advises that the new National Cancer Screening Register is now sending reminders to NSW women to have the cervical screening test (HPV).  

Reminders are being sent to women who would have been due for their two-yearly pap smear.

BreastScreen NSW is looking for a consumer advisor for the Service Management Advisory Committee

BreastScreen NSW is looking for a consumer advisor for the Service Management Advisory Committee

BreastScreen NSW is looking for a consumer to join the Service Management Advisory Committee and have their say on women's health and wellbeing.

Do the test and prevent bowel cancer

Do the test and prevent bowel cancer

Did you know that 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated? Do the test and safeguard yourself against bowel cancer.  

Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.

The Improvement Foundation's QI Community is hosting a cervical cancer screening webinar in April

The Improvement Foundation's QI Community is hosting a cervical cancer screening webinar in April

The Improvement Foundation’s QI Community presents  ‘The New Cervical Screening Program:  Top Tips for GPs’, a 30 minute webinar on 1. 00-1. 30 AEST (12. 30-1. 00 SA) Tuesday 17 April.

BreastScreen NSW launches campaign to bust myths about family history and breast cancer risk

BreastScreen NSW launches campaign to bust myths about family history and breast cancer risk

Did you know that 9 out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history?

To combat this myth and raise awareness for screening services available, BreastScreen NSW will launch the ‘Not In My Family’ media campaign on Sunday 11 March.

New National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test kit

New National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test kit

A new immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT) kit, and associated pathology services will be introduced into the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program) from 2 January 2018.

Important information regarding cervical screening testing for women under 25

Important information regarding cervical screening testing for women under 25

Routine cervical screening is not recommended in the renewed program for women under 25 years. Some women under 25 will present with an expectation for screening, having had previous pap tests.

Regional cancer screening annual report

Regional cancer screening annual report

COORDINARE has released its annual report of cancer screening results for South Eastern NSW, providing a snapshot of the region and the figures across all LGAs in the region during 2015-16 for all three existing national programs – BreastScreen, National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the National Cervical Screening Program.

Cervical screening changes from 1 December 2017

Cervical screening changes from 1 December 2017

On 1 December the National Cervical Screening Program will change from two yearly cervical cytology testing to five yearly HPV testing for women aged 25–74 years.

Cervical screening renewal - new resources for practices and consumers

Cervical screening renewal - new resources for practices and consumers

The Commonwealth has produced a suite of resources for health professionals and consumers, explaining the changes to cervical screening.