Treatments and tests

Cervical screening

Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. Most people who develop cervical cancer in Australia have either never screened or do not screen regularly.

In Australia, all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 74 years who have ever had any sexual contact should have a Cervical Screening Test every 5 years. Being screened regularly means that the human papillomavirus (HPV) and any changes it may cause to the cells of the cervix can be found early. These cell changes can then be monitored and, if needed, treated to prevent cervical cancer.

Last reviewed: 22-06-2022

WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program