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EP Women Urged to Ensure They're Up-to-Date With Cervical Cancer Screening

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Women across the Eyre Peninsula are urged to make sure they're up-to-date with their cervical cancer screening with concerns many have delayed testing during COVID-19.

Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show nearly 1,200 lives were lost to the disease over four-years (2013-2017).

However, cervical cancer could be eliminated as a public health issue by 2035 with the help of immunisation, combined with screening.

Former Olympian and Doctor, Jana Pittman, says the test takes just five minutes, every five years, and it could save your life. 

 

 

 

 

 

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