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Cervical screening in Australia 2009-2010 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.
Incidence and mortality have both halved since the NCSP was introduced in 1991
Only 14% of women with a negative Pap test in 2009 rescreened earlier than recommended
In 2009–2010, more than 3.6 million women participated in the NCSP. This was 57% of women in the target population
There were 637 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in 2008, and 131 women died from cervical cancer in 2007
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