CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING

 
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 Screening
 
 

Cervical Cancer Screening

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

Studies show that almost all cases of cervical cancer are associated with HPV infection; HPV-16 and HPV-18 are associated with 70% of all cervical cancers.

Early detection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer detection can greatly improve the outcome of patients with cervical cancer.

 
 

Recommended Cervical Cancer Testing/Screening

Age range Test required Frequency of test
21-29 Pap smear Every 3 years
30-65 Pap smear + HPV test Every 5 years
30-65 Pap smear Every 3 years

Women with HPV vaccination should still follow the screening recommendations for their age group.

Cross Street Medical offers all relevant screening tests for cervical cancer. Speak to our doctors today about what you may need. Female doctors are available by appointment.

Pap Smear Tests (ThinPrep)

• Test detects pre-cancerous and cancerous changes for cervical cancer and HPV infection

• Cells are taken from the cervix during a vaginal examination

HPV test

Digene (Hybrid Capture 2 test)

• Test for HPV infection, which detects infection with HPV-16, HPV-18 and 13 high risk types of HPV
• Test may be performed together with a routine pap smear