Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer haven't had regular Pap tests - also known as Pap smears.
Pap tests. A little awkward for a lot of peace of mind.
How to mentally prepare for a Pap test
Did you know that around 90% of cervical cancers can be prevented with regular Pap tests?
But fear and embarrassment mean many women avoid having them.
Here, Sophie takes us on her Pap test journey to reveal what really happens and help you prepare.
'It's just like going to the dentist, except it's down there ... and there aren't any teeth.'
Update your contact details
When you are overdue for a Pap test, the Pap test Registry will send you a reminder letter. To update your contact details, visit the Registry website or call 03 9250 0399.
Nurse Scholarships for Pap test provider courses in Victoria will be available in mid-October 2016, for courses in 2017 – more information coming soon!
Nurse Cervical Screening Provider Awards 2016
Nurses from across Victoria came together at Zinc at Federation Square this month to celebrate the Nurse Cervical Screening Provider Awards. Find out more and view the photos from the night
Important information in your language
It's important for all women, no matter where they come from or which language they speak, to have regular Pap tests. Read our information about cervical screening in your native language.