Women over 70 missing out on cervical cancer screening: pathologists

GPs are urged to opportunistically offer HPV tests, including self-collection, to women aged up to 74
Adjunct Professor Annabelle Farnsworth.

Cervical screening experts are concerned many women in their early 70s — and some of their doctors — remain unaware they are  eligible for HPV screening.

Leading pathologist Adjunct Professor Annabelle Farnsworth says women aged 70-74 were brought into the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) when HPV became the primary test in 2017.