Saturday, May 16, 2009

Free Pap Smear Screening

Do you know that cervical cancer is the 6th most common cancer among women in Singapore. About 200 new cases are diagnosed each year.

Key points of cervical cancer:
◦It is highly preventable
◦A Pap smear is an easy test to prevent cervical cancer
◦Early detection saves womb and life
◦HPV vaccination, a new tool to prevent cervical cancer, does not substitute for cervical cancer screening. It is recommended that women should still go for regular Pap smears.

From 1 to 31 May 2009, FREE Pap smear will be offered to all female Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 25 – 69 years at participating clinics island-wide. For further enquiries, please call 6396 6241 / 6221 9578 or email

*Consultation fee applies

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