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Cervical Cancer: Overview, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment and More | National Cancer Centre Singapore

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 I heard that the pelvic examination may be uncomfortable. Are there alternatives to detect early cervical cancer?


Although uncomfortable, the pelvic examination and Pap smear are still reliable tests for early detection of cervical cancer. All sexually active women are advised to undergo these tests regularly or as instructed by your doctor.

I only have one sexual partner. Must I still undergo the Pap smear?

All women who have ever had sexual relationships are advised to undergo a Pap smear test at least once in 3 years or as instructed by your doctor. Cervical cancer, when detected early, is highly treatable.

I have been diagnosed to have cervical cancer. I need radiotherapy. Does that mean I cannot have sexual intercourse anymore?

Yes, you are still able to have sexual intercourse after radiotherapy. You will be taught methods to keep the vagina lubricated and how to prevent vaginal tightness so that sexual intercourse will not be difficult or painful.

Is cervical cancer contagious?

Cervical cancer itself is not contagious. However, the virus that is thought to cause the cancer can be transmitted from one person to another during sexual intercourse

Cancer Resources on the Internet

American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

Cancer Care, inc. www.cancercare.org

Cancer Information Service (National Cancer Institute, USA) www.nci.nih.gov

CancerNet (National Cancer Institute, USA) www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov

For further enquiries on cervical cancer, please call the Cancer Helpline at (65) 6225 5655 or email to cancerhelpline@nccs.com.sg

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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