Cervical Screening Abnormalities

Understandably, returning an abnormal pap smear or cervical screening result can raise many questions and concerns. The independent doctors at Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology will promptly see you and support you during this time.

In Australia, cervical screening is recommended every five years for women or people with a cervix aged between 25 and 74 who have ever had sexual contact. The screening test checks for the presence of HPV, which is a common virus that can lead to cervical cancer.

Regular screening helps to detect cancer in its early stages. Most early-stage cervical cancers have a good prognosis with high survival rates.

Your usual doctor or healthcare provider may conduct your cervical screening. If an abnormal result is found, they may refer you to a specialist gynaecologist, such as the independent doctors practising from GOG rooms.

Your GOG gynaecologist may recommend and perform a colposcopy procedure for you. This involves using a special microscope to look closely at the cervix and examine the outer portion. Sometimes, a small sample of tissue (a biopsy) is taken for further study. The tissue samples help the doctor determine if treatment is required. If pre-cancerous cells are found, they can typically be treated with great success.

Find out more about cervical cancer and the National Cervical Screening Program:

Request an appointment


Our Commitment to Excellence

Each doctor at Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology is an independent practitioner and personally committed to providing best practise medical care. The practice undertakes dedicated obstetric and surgical audits to ensure the performance and outcomes of all doctors remain at the highest possible standard – the standard you deserve.

Meet your GOG doctors.