Free pap smears at 155 GP clinics islandwide

SINGAPORE - More than 150 GP clinics have signed on to provide free pap smear tests as part of the Women's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign this year.

Spearheaded by the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), the campaign aims to raise awareness on cancers that affect the uterus, ovaries, and cervix.

All three are among the top 10 most common cancers diagnosed in Singaporean women.

Pap smears help to detect early signs of cervical cancer. They are recommended to all women aged between 25 and 69 who are or have been sexually active, and have not been for a screening in the past three years.

The free screenings will last until July 31.

A list of participating clinics can be found on the SCS website.

As part of the campaign, former Singapore Idol contestant Daphne Khoo will also be appearing in a video developed by the society to talk about her experience of ovarian cancer.