The Cervical Screening Test (Pap Smear Replacement)

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The cervical screening test is a safe, quick test carried out by a health professional. The test is a simple procedure to check the health of a person’s cervix, it is expected to protect up to 30% more people than the pap smear was able to.

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Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Routine cervical screening is the best method of protecting oneself against cervical cancer.

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Ursula Wulff
28 Jan 2020
Should include that midwives can also provide cervical screening.
Kayla Gardner
17 Jan 2020
Very succinct and informative. Good article.
Rebecca Arthur
05 May 2021
Simple and easy to understand.
Nicole stephens
01 Apr 2020
Reinforced existing knowledge in order to be confident when discussing cervical screening with women
Danetia Hardstaff
15 Jul 2021
Very helpful
Jodie Whitehead
14 May 2021
Jessica Blackmore
17 Feb 2020
Very useful
Lili Davidson
29 May 2022
Good quick read
Tracy Powell
20 Apr 2020
Very informative.
Kerryn cottier
26 Jan 2020
Informative reading
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