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Cervical screenings set to change

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Women across the Riverland are being urged to make sure they're up-to-date with cervical cancer screening, ahead of changes to come into effect next month. From December 1st, the Cervical Screening Program in Australia will move from two-yearly Pap tests to five-yearly HPV screening from age 25.

Figures show nearly 50% of Australian women aren't being screened as regularly as they should be, with 90% of cervical cancer deaths occurring in women who aren't up-to-date.

The issue is being highlighted as part of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week which runs from November 13-19.

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