The newly available global
cancer statistics show that,
in 2012, cervical cancer was the
third commonest cancer among
women. In Singapore, cervical
cancer has shown a declining
incidence over the last three
decades but remains one of the 10 most common cancers in
Every year, more than 200
Singaporean women are
diagnosed with cervical cancer
and 100 women die from it.
Yes! Most cases of cervical cancer can be prevented.
Vaccination during adolescence against these HPV infections is an effective method in reducing a woman’s risk of cervical cancer in the later years of life.
Your life is in your hands. Depending on
your age, you may take the following
strategies to protect yourself against
Cervical cancer/CIN screening:
If a woman has a negative test, her
risk for cervical cancer is extremely
unlikely in the next decade. She can
confidently lengthen her screening
interval to five years. This has been
shown to be more cost-effective
than conventional Pap smear
• There are three possible outcomes
You should not change your routine
visit to your gynaecologist. Although
your cervical cancer screening is done
at five-yearly intervals, you still need to
see your gynaecologist for a number of
reasons, for example:
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