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Cervical screening in Australia 2001–02 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.
In 2001–2002, 3,331,013 women screened in Australia for pre-cancerous changes to cervical cells
Cervical cancer is the 18th most common cause of cancer mortality in women, accounting for 227 deaths in 2002
There were 745 new cases of cervical cancer in Australia in 2000 compared with 1,072 detected in 1989
Cervical cancer mortality rates declined between 1982 and 2002
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