Cervical Screening Awareness month:
Did you know that......
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable of all cancers
Cervical cancer is cause by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is very common and can be passed on via sexual contact
the best protection is early detection through regular smears
regular smears means every three years between the ages of 20 and 69 inclusive
smears reduce the risk of developing undiagnosed cervical cancer by 90 percent
Immunisation against HPV is now part of a free childhood immunisations for girls from age 11. All three doses are required to complete protection.
Find out more at https://www.nsu.govt.nz/national-cervical-screening-programme