30 Apr '12, 9pm

More clinics to offer free Pap smear screening in an effort to raise cervical cancer awareness

SINGAPORE - As part of its efforts to raise awareness of cervical cancer this month, the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) has widened its free Pap smear screening network. The voluntary welfare organisation has roped in 136 clinics to screen all female Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 25 to 69 years who are, or have been, sexually active. The society aims to screen more than 4,500 women during this year's Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, 3,724 women were screened through 105 participating clinics. The SCS, which has been providing free Pap smear screening services at its clinic since 1969, will also hold public forums in English and Mandarin on May 19 to raise public awareness. Cervical cancer, which was once the second most common cancer among women for the five-year period from 1968, is currently ranked ninth. The SCS said that with increased public awa...

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