Gynaecological cancers, including uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer, are among the top 10 most common cancers affecting Singaporean women today. But by (literally) opening up to your GP or gynaecologist during a pap smear, you could not only save yourself from a myriad of health problems in the future, but fix some of those inconvenient wellness mishaps that you’ve come to think are normal.
As part of their Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign, the Singapore Cancer Society is offering free pap smears at over 160 participating GP clinics, from May 2 to July 31. The offer is available to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged between 25 and 69, who have engaged in sexual activities or are sexually active. They should also have not had a pap smear in the last three years.
Still apprehensive? Here’s everything you need to know about getting a pap smear: