Pap Smear Screening in Singapore
(Caring & Treating Since 2005)
What is Pap Smear?
A PAP smear is a simple screening test for cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is the 5th most common cancer that affects women in Singapore, with 300 women a year being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Infection by certain high-risk strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which are acquired through sexual contact, is a significant risk factor which leads to the eventual development of cervical cancer and is present for years before cell changes occur. Infection of the cervix by HPV causes changes in the cells of the cervix, leading to abnormal growth and eventually, cancer.