About this OCP

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to the land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to Elders past, present and emerging.

This work is available from the Cancer Council website.

First published in January 2020.

ISBN: 978 1 76096 154 1

Cancer Council Victoria and Department of Health Victoria 2020, Optimal care pathway for women with cervical cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne.

Enquiries about this publication can be sent to optimalcare.pathways@cancervic.org.au.

Our thanks to the following health professionals, consumer representatives, stakeholders and organisations consulted in the development of this optimal care pathway.

Associate Professor Orla McNally (chair), Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Director of Gynaecological Oncology and Dysplasia Unit, The Royal Women’s Hospital,

The University of Melbourne

Sandy Anderson, Specialist Nurse, Ballarat District Aboriginal Cooperative, Clinical Consultant Cancer Council Victoria,

Chair of Board of Victorian Cytology Service Ltd Danielle Carpenter, Gynaecology Nurse Coordinator, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Dr Robyn Cheuk, Radiation Oncologist,

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Sylvia Van Dyk, Radiation Therapist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Kim Hobbs, Specialist Social Worker, Westmead Hospital

Adele Hudson, Gynaecology Nurse Coordinator, Tasmanian Health Service

A/Prof. Linda Mileshkin, Medical Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

A/Prof. Deepika Mong, Gynaecologist, Ballarat Specialist Women’s Health

Dr Joanne Mountford, General Practitioner and Medical Educator at Family Planning Victoria Prof. Martin Oehler, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Dr Inger Olesen, Medical Oncologist, Barwon Health Anne Robertson, Director,

Victorian Cytology Service Ltd

A/Prof. Marion Saville, Chief Executive Officer, Pathologist, Victorian Cytology Service Ltd Mr David Wrede, Gynaecologist and Lead for Dysplasia, The Royal Women’s Hospital

Mai Vu, Physiotherapist,

The Royal Women’s Hospital Jenny Post, Project Manager –

Optimal Care Pathways, Cancer Council Victoria Alexandra Viner, Project Associate –

Optimal Care Pathways, Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Australia Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Institute New South Wales Consumer representatives

Department of Health and Human Services, Cancer Strategy and Development

Monash University

North Eastern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre The University of Melbourne Wyong Hospital

Allied Health Professions Australia

Australian Society of Gynaecological Oncologists Australian Association of

Nuclear Medicine Specialists Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Care

Australian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australian College of Nursing

Australian Institute of Radiography Australian Medical Association

Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (aSCCP)

Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia Medical Oncology Group of Australia

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Other stakeholders consulted to provide feedback including Cancer Action Victoria, a number of health services and integrated cancer services.