A Pap smear tests for early changes in the cells of the cervix to prevent cervical cancer. It is currently recommended that all women aged between 18 and 69 who have ever been sexually active, have regular pap smears every 2 years. Pap smears are done Monday to Friday at Victoria Street Medical Group, results can be obtained after 2 weeks. All results are obtained by making an appointment and presenting in person. This will give you the opportunity to discuss any treatments necessary and ask any questions to clarify queries.
The National Cervical Cancer Screening Program will be changing towards the end of 2017. Updates on the new screening program and recommendations will be provided. Go to the National Cervical Cancer Screening Program (external site) for more information.