Women or people with a cervix aged 25 to 34 are being urged to prioritise cervical screening as an act of self-care, with the Cancer Council’s campaign ‘At Your Cervix’.
The ‘At Your Cervix’ campaign aims to encourage the number of women or people with a cervix aged 25 to 74, to have a Cervical Screening Test every five years through the National Cervical Screening Program.
Cervical screening can prevent the development of cervical cancer by detecting HPV early, before it has the chance to cause cell changes which may lead to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is largely preventable through HPV vaccination and cervical screening, yet 218 Victorian women or people with a cervix were diagnosed with the disease in 2019.
Women or people with a cervix are encouraged to book an appointment with their GP when they are due for cervical screening, or to contact Clinic 281 at our location in Bairnsdale on 5155 8300.