Cervical screening shake-up proposed

The frequency of cervical screening could be dramatically cut back in Australia, under proposed changes to the national screening program.

Options for overhauling the program were released late last month for public consultation — a key milestone in a long-awaited Federal Government review.

Proposals include raising the starting age for screening to 25, and decreasing the frequency to every 3-5 years. The program could also switch from

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