Breast Cancer is the most common cancer amongst Singaporean women. Regular screening and early detection is important in improving outcome and survival.
Screening should start at age 40
Cervical cancer is the 9th most common cancer in Singaporean women and can be treated more effectively if detected early. Up to 70 -80% of all cervical cancers are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which a woman is at risk of once becoming sexually active.
The Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been linked to 70%-80% of all cervical cancers. Testing for the presence of HPV is important in the screening process for cervical cancer.