Screening for Cancer
Cancer is a disease in which certain cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named after the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other parts of the body later. The most common types of cancer in women are cervical cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, uterine cancer and colorectal cancer.
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Cancer survivors largely consist of people over 60 years old and most are female.
The largest group of cancer survivors are breast cancer survivors. Cervical cancer is the only gynaecological cancer that has a recommended screening test. The Pap test also helps to prevent cervical cancer by finding precancers, which are cell changes in the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.
Gynaecologists are the only healthcare providers that are experts in doing these screening tests and in interpreting your result. We can also remove the abnormal cells if necessary.