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Cervical Cancer Screening

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer around the world and is responsible for 8% of all deaths associated with cancer. Signs and symptoms associated with cervical cancer include bleeding from the vagina, pain during sexual intercourse and abnormal vaginal discharge.

There 2 options available for Cervical Cancer Screening:

Gynaecology Papsmear

Thin Prep

It is a painless procedure whereby tissue is obtained from the cervix. A spatula is used to harvest the cells required. These cells are then analysed in a laboratory to check for any abnormalities.

It is widely recommended to conduct a Thin Prep once every 3 – 5 years above the age of 25 (if results are normal) and more frequently if the results were abnormal. It is reported that timely Thin Preps reduce the incidence of cervical cancer by 80%.

Cervical Cancer Colposcopy


This refers to the close-up physical examination of the cervix which gives more information regarding the health of the cervix. Here, the cervix is examined under magnification and it is not painful.

Dr Jen Shek Wei
Dr Jen Shek Wei Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (O&G) (Singapore), FRCOG (London), FAM (Singapore)

I am an obstetrician and gynaecologist with over 30 years’ experience in Singapore and the United Kingdom, dedicated to improving women’s reproductive health and wellbeing. From preventive care to medical and surgical treatments, I handle them all within my clinic. As a supporter of reproductive choice, I also provide abortion in Singapore that is safe, effective and confidential. At our accredited abortion clinic, patients can expect a smooth and informed process along with attentive follow-up care. Whatever the purpose of visit, I will be happy to serve you to the best of my ability.

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