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NSW Pap Test Register The NSW Cancer Council managed the NSW Pap Test Register on behalf of NSW Health until June 2004. The Register aims to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, and assists the NSW Cervical Screening Program to maintain and improve its current screening coverage. In 2003/04, the Register provided an extensive and expert service, including: •

Distributing reminder letters to women whose Pap tests were overdue

Helping to ensure significant abnormalities were followed up

Providing health practitioners and laboratories with a woman’s cervical history (under guidelines)

Providing data screening rates and trends in abnormalities to assist program planning

Participating in research activities related to cervical cancer and cervical screening.

NSW Central Cancer Registry The NSW Central Cancer Registry was managed by the NSW Cancer Council on behalf of NSW Health until June 2004. The Registry contributes to prevention, control and treatment of cancer in the population of NSW by supplying and reporting timely and accurate data, based on the total record of all cases of cancer diagnosed in NSW residents. Reports on cancer incidence and mortality are published annually. In addition, an interactive web-based reporting module provides incidence and mortality rates information by area health service and local government area.

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Cancer Council NSW Annual Report 2003-2004  

Cancer Council NSW Annual Report 2003-2004

Cancer Council NSW Annual Report 2003-2004  

Cancer Council NSW Annual Report 2003-2004