National Cervical Screening Program: Guidelines for the management of screen-detected abnormalities, screening in specific populations and investigation of abnormal vaginal bleeding
Cancer Council Australia has been contracted by the Australian Department of Health to perform an update to these guidelines to support the planned policy change to provide universal access to self-collection. This update is currently open for public consultation until 5 December 2021. To provide feedback please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the consultation document.
Two sections of the guideline, HPV oncogenic types not 16/18 and Self-collected vaginal samples have been reviewed and updated. Updated guidance came into effect on 1 February 2021.
For further information, see: Review of National Cervical Screening Program data and partial update.
To be notified about the launch of updated guideline content, contact guidelines(at)cancer.org.au.
Clinical management guidelines for the prevention of cervical cancer[edit source]
Summary of recommendations[edit source]
1. Cervical cancer in Australia[edit source]
2. The rationale for primary HPV screening[edit source]
3. Terminology[edit source]
4. Unsatisfactory cervical screening results[edit source]
5. Benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of cervical screening[edit source]
6. Management of oncogenic HPV test results[edit source]
7. Colposcopy[edit source]
8. Management of discordant colposcopic impression, histopathology and referral LBC prediction[edit source]
9. Management of histologically confirmed low-grade squamous abnormalities[edit source]
10. Management of histologically confirmed high-grade squamous abnormalities[edit source]
11. Management of glandular abnormalities[edit source]
12. Screening in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women [edit source]
13. Screening after total hysterectomy[edit source]
14. Screening in pregnancy[edit source]
15. Screening in women who have experienced early sexual activity or have been victims of sexual abuse[edit source]
16. Screening in immune-deficient women[edit source]
17. Screening in DES-exposed women[edit source]
18. Signs and symptoms of cervical cancer[edit source]
20. Transition to the renewed National Cervical Screening Program[edit source]
- A. Modelled evaluation of the predicted benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) in conjunction with these guideline recommendations
- B. Guidelines development process
- C. Clinical question list
- D. Technical report
- E. & F. Working party members and contributors
- G. Conflict of interest register
- H. Safety monitoring of the Renewed cervical screening program
- I. Glossary (terms and abbreviations)
Please see the Australian Department of Health Cancer Screening website for information about the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) and policies on transitioning women to the renewed NCSP.
Cervical cancer screening online education modules (e-learning)