Screening in women older than 75

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Within the renewed NCSPNational Cervical Screening ProgramA joint program of the Australian, state and territory governments. It aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer, in a cost-effective manner through an organised approach to cervical screening. The program encourages women in the target population to have regular Pap smears., women aged 75 years and older are eligible to undergo a cervical screening test if they have never participated in screening or have not had a screening test in the past 5 years.[1]

Recommendations

NCSPNational Cervical Screening ProgramA joint program of the Australian, state and territory governments. It aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer, in a cost-effective manner through an organised approach to cervical screening. The program encourages women in the target population to have regular Pap smears. recommendationQuestion mark transparent.png

REC6.18: Women aged 75 years or older who request screening
Women who are 75 years or older who have never had a cervical screening test, or have not had one in the previous five years, may request a test and can be screened.

References

  1. Standing Committee on Screening. National Cervical Screening Policy March 2016.; 2016 Available from: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Cervical_cancer/Prevention/Draft_NCSP_Policy.
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