Cervical cancer screening

National Cervical Screening Program: Guidelines for the management of screen-detected abnormalities, screening in specific populations and investigation of abnormal vaginal bleeding

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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.

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Clinical management guidelines for the prevention of cervical cancer[edit source]

Foreword[edit source]

Introduction[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]

19. Psychosocial care[edit source]

20. Transition to the renewed National Cervical Screening Program[edit source]

Appendices[edit source]


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.


Resources[edit source]

Cervical cancer screening online education modules (e-learning)


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