How We Handle Your Health Information?
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The Victorian Cytology Service website has been established
predominantly for the use of practitioners, as there are many
excellent websites already in existence for women. Victorian Cytology
Service recommend the following websites for women to gain more
information about Pap smears and cervical screening.
Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry
The Registry provides a framework which
has allowed a more structured approach to cervical screening within
Victoria. The Registry plays a vital role in data collection for monitoring and
evaluation of the Program.
The Register is a confidential, computerised database of Victorian
women's Pap test results. The functions of the Registry are to
facilitate the regular participation of women in the National
Cervical Screening Program by sending reminder letters when their
Pap test is overdue. and to provide a safety net for the follow-up
of women with abnormal Pap smears.
PapScreen Victoria aims to reduce the incidence of, and
deaths from, cervical cancer. The PapScreen site is for women
seeking information of Pap tests and cervical cancer. A
section for health professionals is also now available.
The Cancer Council Victoria
The Cancer Council Victoria is an independent, volunteer-based
charity whose mission is to lead, coordinate, implement and evaluate
action to minimise the human cost of cancer for all
Victorians. Its website contains detailed information about
how to prevent the various types of cancer, as well as information
for people with cancer.
The Royal Women's Hospital
The Royal Women's Hospital Well Women's website has information
about the Women's Health Information centre, 'Sexual Health and Well
Being', and 'Services for Older Women'.
National Cervical Screening Program
This government website has information about the policies in
Australia for screening. A number of publications relevant to
the program can be downloaded.