Pap Smear Screening Singapore
Convenient, simple and safe cervical cancer screening and PAP smear at PTanFMC.
No one wants to be the bearer of bad news...
Having to tell your partner that you have a sexually transmitted disease such as an HPV infection.
Let alone cancer.
You don't have to suffer in silence anymore.
HPV is not the end, nor is cervical cancer.
Yes - you can still be sexually active...
But this time...
You can be sexually active without pain or trouble.
What if we told you that at PTanFMC, your worries will end with our pap smear tests and HPV vaccination services?
Yes, you heard us right!
Your concerns with the human papilloma virus (HPV) infection end here!
What is a pap smear?
A pap smear is a procedure for women from 21 years old and above.
It is important to go for a pap smear to monitor your risk of cervical cancer.
Patients who often undergo a pap smear usually fall under the following categories:
Have a family history of cancer (more specifically, cervical cancer)
Sexually active individuals
Immunocompromised patients (from medication, organ transplant and/or chemotherapy)
If you are 30 years old and above, you still can contact us for a cervical cancer screening.
How is a cervical cancer screening related to pap smear?
Your pap smear result will identify if you are positive for human papillomavirus (HPV).
HPV infections are sexually transmitted and 3% of Singaporeans (female) are HPV positive.
If you are tested positive for the HPV infection, you are within a high-risk category of cervical cancer.
Acknowledging your HPV infection will enable us to give you the appropriate treatment.
Undergoing a pap smear is especially important for sexually active people.
The side effects of HPV infections may cause discomfort, pain and some/all of the following forms of warts:
If you are worried about unusual skin warts appearing on one or various parts of your body, speak to your doctor at PTanFMC as soon as possible.
Symptoms of cervical cancer
If you are positive with HPV infection types 16 and 18, you are highly prone to cervical cancer.
The symptoms of cervical cancer include the following:
Light bleeding in between menstruation
Abnormal, heavy flow during menstruation (often resulting in frequent changes or more leaks with your sanitary pad)
Bleeding after sexual intercourse or check-ups
Cervical cancer will spread and grow if left untreated.
Speak to your doctor at PTanFMC if you are experiencing any of these cancer symptoms.
What if I don't want a cervical cancer screening?
Sexually active individuals are encouraged to take a pap test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer.
There are an estimated 429 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed every year in Singapore.
With 208 deaths caused by cervical cancer per year.
About 3.0% of women in Singapore suffer from HPV infection, and the numbers will continue to increase if you avoid a pap smear test.
If you are engaged in sexual intercourse frequently but do not wish to undergo regular Pap smears, you are susceptible to the following :
Undiagnosed early-stage cervical cancer
Undiagnosed HPV infection
Potentially infecting others with the HPV infection
Here at PTanFMC, we will ensure a safe and convenient Pap smear with minimal pain and discomfort.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, please exercise caution and postpone your health assessment:
Body aches and pain
Loss of smell/taste
Breathing difficulties/shortness of breath
Chest pain (pressure in your chest)
Combinations of symptoms may vary from individual to individual.