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Look after your health, book your Cervical Screening Test

The Australian Government invites women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 74 to have a Cervical Screening Test every five years through the National Cervical Screening Program.

Cervical screening can prevent the development of cervical cancer by detecting HPV early, before it has the chance to cause cell changes which may lead to cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is largely preventable through HPV vaccination and cervical screening, yet in 2021 204 Victorians were diagnosed with the disease and sadly 43 people lost their life to cervical cancer.

While cervical screening is important for all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 74, in Victoria only 51.0 per cent of 25 to 29-year-olds and only 50.6 per cent of 30 to 34-year-olds took part in the National Cervical Screening Program in 2018–2020. This is the lowest cervical screening rate for these age groups across all state and territories.

Women and people with a cervix can choose a cervical screening provider through Cancer Council Victoria's online directory of providers.

We need your help sharing this important campaign message with your networks to reach more young Victorians and encourage them to prioritise cervical screening. Below you can find social media and email content to share across your channels. We really appreciate your support.

Social media posts

Use these sample posts across your social media channels.

  • Cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. One test every five years can save your life. Visit: cancervic.org.au/at-your-cervix
  • This is your best protection against cervical cancer. The Cervical Screening Test detects HPV early before it can cause cell changes that may develop into cancer. One test every five years could save your life. Visit: cancervic.org.au/at-your-cervix to find out more.
  • Half of eligible Victorian women and people with a cervix aged 25-34 are missing out on lifesaving cervical screening. We need to improve these numbers to save lives in our community, encourage people in this age group to prioritise cervical screening for their health and their future. Visit our directory of cervical screening providers across Victoria to find one that meets your needs. Book your Cervical Screening Test today.

We’ve also created translated versions and website copy you can use for:

Tamil

Share this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXGalUZ4RTk

Copy and paste these cervical screening messages:

கருப்பை வாய்ப் பரிசோதனை, உங்களுக்காகவும் உங்கள் குடும்பத்திற்காகவும் ஆரோக்கியமாக இருப்பதற்கான நல்ல ஒரு வழியாகும்.(Cervical screening is a good way to stay healthy for you and your family)

ஒரு சோதனையை பதிவு செய்யுங்கள் (Book your test)

Share our in-language website with information about cervical screening and how to book a test: www.cancervic.org.au/preventing-cancer/attend-screening/cervical-screening/look-after-your-health-with-cervical-screening/tamil

Punjabi

Share this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgagCmmNxO4

Copy and paste these cervical screening messages:

ਬੱਚੇਦਾਨੀ ਦੀ ਜਾਂਚ (ਸਰਵਾਇਕਲ ਸਕ੍ਰੀਨਿੰਗ) ਕਰਾਉਣਾ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਅਤੇ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਲਈ ਸਿਹਤਮੰਦ ਰਹਿਣ ਦਾ ਇੱਕ ਚੰਗਾ ਤਰੀਕਾ ਹੈ (Cervical screening is a great way to stay healthy for you and your family)

ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਪਣਾ ਟੈਸਟ ਬੁੱਕ ਕਰੋ (Book your test)

Share our in-language website with information about cervical screening and how to book a test: www.cancervic.org.au/preventing-cancer/attend-screening/cervical-screening/look-after-your-health-with-cervical-screening/punjabi

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Newsletter content

Here is an article to include in your organisation’s newsletter.

Cancer Council Victoria is once again urging young Victorians to prioritise cervical screening

With only half of eligible Victorian women and people with a cervix aged 25-34 taking part in the National Cervical Screening Program, Cancer Council Victoria are launching an urgent call for young Victorians to prioritise their health by booking their Cervical Screening Test.

Women and people with a cervix aged 25-34 can prevent the development of cervical cancer by detecting cell changes early, when successful treatment is more likely.

Use their directory of cervical screening providers to book your Cervical Screening Test. Visit the directory at cancervic.org.au/at-your-cervix or book a Cervical Screening Test with your GP.

 

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