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 genital 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.

Studies have shown that HPV vaccination has successfully reduced the number of new cases of cervical cancer each year.

HPV vaccines are approved for use in males and females between 9 – 45 years of age. If you fall within this age group, we strongly encourage you to consider reducing your risk by being vaccinated.

Vaccinations available:

  • Cervarix (Medisave claimable for females ≤ 26 years old)
  • Gardasil (Medisave claimable for females ≤ 26 years old)
  • Gardasil 9

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


Cross Street Medical offers all cervical cancer vaccinations. Speak to our doctors about what you may need. Female doctors are available by appointment.