Jean Hailes August 2019 What’s Hot is the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health free monthly health article published with the permission of the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH).
“Since the introduction of the National Cervical Screening program in 1991, Australia now has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world”.
“However, every year in Australia 600-700 women are still diagnosed with cervical cancer and 200-300 will die”.
“Dr Roeske says the self-test avoids the embarrassment, fear and discomfort experienced by some women. “The test is simple, quick, and safe, and is as accurate as a test performed by the doctor or trained nurse”. To be eligible, women need to speak to their doctor or nurse, be aged 30 years or over, and be overdue for their screening. Women need to make an appointment to see their GP, specialist or nurse”.
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