Cervical cancer is a common cancer in Singapore. It can be effectively treated if detected early.
Who should go for a pap smear?
If you wish to get tested for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) along with the a pap test, the cells collected during your pap test will be tested for HPV at the laboratory. Please speak to your doctor if you need to go for a HPV test.
How frequent should you get tested?
You should get tested once you are sexually active. You should go for a subsequent test at least once every 3 years, depending on your pap smear result.
How to prepare for your pap smear?
You should not go for a pap smear during and near to your menses period.
If you are going to have a pap test in the next two days,
You may wish to speak to your doctor for further advice on a pap smear.