SCS Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign 2017

Credit: RP Project

Raising greater awareness of early detection and screening of uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers. Pap smear screening offered at no cost to eligible women island-wide.

Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is organising its 4th annual Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign (WGCAM) until 31 July 2017. WGCAM 2017 aims to raise greater awareness of early detection and screening of women’s gynaecological cancers, namely uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers, which are among the top ten cancers in Singaporean women.

For WGCAM 2017, SCS is collaborating with General Practitioners (GPs) to conduct Pap smear screening at their clinics at no charge for eligible women. To date, more than 160 GP clinics island-wide have joined the SCS WGCAM campaign to provide Pap smear screening from 2 May to 31 July 2017. This screening is available to all female Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged between 25 and 69 years who have had sex, and have not had a Pap smear in the last three years. For a list of all participating clinics, click here.

SCS aims to minimise the burden of cervical cancer through regular screening, and the Society has been providing Pap smear screening year-round at no charge since 1969. Pap smears are available by appointment at the SCS Multi-Service Centre located at the Junction 8 Office Tower.

Here are some of the events to look out for!

Singapore Cancer Society –  Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Talk & Piloxing Workout

As part of WGCAM 2017, the Society will be organising two Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Healthy Work Out sessions to educate ladies on Women’s Gynaecological Cancers and at the same time, encourage them to exercise and lead an active lifestyle.

The work out sessions will be held on 8 July from 10am to 12pm at Bedok Town Square and Our Tampines Hub respectively. Admission is free. Participants can either call 6421-5860 to register, email: communityhealth@singaporecancersociety.org.sg or visit www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg for more information.

Pap smear screening at no charge

Date: 2 May to 31 July 2017

Venue: 160  GP clinics island-wide. Link: http://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/events/campaigns/women-s-gynaecological-cancer-campaign.html#where-to-get-screened

Eligibility:

– Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

– Aged between 25 and 69

– Have engaged in sexual activities or is sexually active

– Have not had a Pap smear for the last 3 years

This article was contributed by Singapore Cancer Society. Learn more about SCS Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign 2017 here.

Photo Credits: RP Project

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