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.
Risk of cervical cancer at all-time low for Australian women
PapScreen Victoria welcomes the latest data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare confirming the rates of cervical cancer cases and mortality in Australia are low compared to international standards. Read more
Koori community grants
PapScreen's Koori community grants are a fantastic way for Aboriginal health services, organisations and other health services to raise awareness of the importance of Pap tests and to increase the number of Aboriginal women being screened within Victoria. Applications are now open
Best & worst cervical screening rates in Victoria revealed with new report
New report reveals the highest and lowest rated LGAs for cervical screening. Read the media release
Experts recommend new cervical screening guidelines
The Medical Services Advisory Committee has recommended the Federal Government implement new cervical screening guidelines. Until these recommendations are adopted and implemented, PapScreen Victoria encourages women to continue having Pap tests every two years, as per the current national guidelines. Read more
Update your clinic details
Please support us by providing or updating your clinic's details, to make sure every Victorian woman has accurate information about where they can access Pap tests. If you have any problems updating your details, or don't have your clinic ID code, please contact Harriet on 03 9514 6424 or email@example.com