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Cervical Screening Communications Toolkit

We have developed a ‘Cervical Screening Communications Toolkit’- spread the message and help save lives.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program – education webinars

We are holding webinars in July and August 2022 to give healthcare providers the skills and knowledge to support patients participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Self-collection now available for cervical screening – Information for healthcare providers

From 1 July 2022, the National Cervical Screening Program will allow all eligible screeners to collect their own Cervical Screening Test sample.

Self-collection now available for cervical screening

From 1 July 2022, the National Cervical Screening Program will allow all eligible screeners to collect their own Cervical Screening Test sample.

Top 3 questions – Bowel cancer screening program and GP involvement with Professor Michael Kidd

This Bowel Cancer Awareness month hear from Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd on the importance of completing your simple, free bowel cancer screening test.

Top 3 questions – Bowel Cancer Screening with Professor Michael Kidd

This Bowel Cancer Awareness month hear from Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd on the importance of completing your simple, free bowel cancer screening test.

Processing of self-collection samples

Important information for healthcare providers and pathology laboratories regarding changes to the Cervical Screening Test from 1 July 2022.

Cancer screening packs distributed to general practices across Australia

The Australian Government Department of Health is seeking help from healthcare providers to increase participation in the national cancer screening programs (bowel, breast and cervical).

NRL legends help tackle bowel cancer

The Australian Government, Cancer Council, and the National Rugby League come together to encourage Australians to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Helping surgeons get all the cancer out the first time

New surgical probes will help surgeons to identify microscopic cancer tissue in real time. This ability to check they have removed all the cancer during the operation will reduce the need for repeat surgery.
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