CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION

 
Cross Street Medical Clinic offers all relevant screening tests and treatments for Women’s Health. Speak to our doctors today about what you may need. Female doctors are available by appointment. We ensure patient privacy and confidentiality for all discussions, tests and treatments.
Cervical cancer vaccination is Medisave claimable for females 26 years old and younger.
 
 
 
Cervical Cancer Prevention
 
 

Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer in women in Singapore.

Studies show that almost all cases of cervical cancer are associated with human papillomavirus infection.
Human papillomavirus infection is an infection by human papillomavirus(HPV).

HPV infection can cause warts and precancerous lesions.

60% and 90% of all cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus and throat are linked to HPV infection.
There are cervical cancer vaccinations available in Singapore.

Cervical cancer vaccination is Medisave claimable for females 26 years old and younger, so make your appointment for vaccination today.

 
 

How do we contract Cervical Cancer?

More than 40 types of HPV are spread sexually by skin-to-skin contact, most commonly through vaginal and anal sex.

Risk factors for HPV infections include:

  • Early age of first sexual exposure
  • Multiple partners
  • Smoking
  • Poor immune function, including immunosuppression

Cervical Cancer Prevention

The aim of all vaccinations is to prevent infection. Therefore, vaccination is best given before a person becomes sexually active. However, it is still relevant if you are already sexually active.

It has been shown that cervical cancer vaccination has reduced the number of new cases of cervical cancer each year.

Singapore guidelines recommend vaccination for females between 6 – 26 years of age.

Vaccinations available:

  • Cervarix
  • Gardasil
  • Gardasil 9

All vaccines are given as a three-dose regimen over 6 months.
There are minimal side effects associated with these vaccines.

Cervical cancer vaccination is Medisave claimable for females 26 years old and younger.
Cross Street Medical offers all cervical cancer vaccinations. Speak to our doctors about what you may need. Female doctors are available by appointment.