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Almost all cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus is spread by sexual activity. Eighty percent of people who have been sexually active will have an HPV infection at some point in their lives. But with regular cervical screening, any changes on the cervix can be detected and treated before they become cancers.
Cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to prevent – as long as we detect the cell changes that cause it early. And guess what? New Zealand has one of the best cervical screening programmes in the world to help you. Click here to find out more about our screening programmes.
It's completely up to you who takes your screen. You can go to your regular doctor or find a doctor here.
Family Planning Whangārei
Level 2, 1 James Street (above Orr's Life Pharmacy) 0800 372 546
Monday / Rāhina 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday / Rātū 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday / Rāapa 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday / Rāpare 9.00am - 7.00pm
Friday / Rāmere 9.00am - 5.00pm