Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP Smear and HPV Test)

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer affects cells of the cervix (neck of the womb). Cervical cancer is caused by a virus known as the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which is transmitted via sexual intercourse. Cervical cancer is preventable with regular screening. Screening allows early detection of pre-cancerous cells within the cervix which can be easily treated. Hence it is important for all women who have ever had sexual activity aged 25 years and above to undergo regular cervical cancer screening.

Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Common symptoms include:

  • Vaginal bleeding between period
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Change in colour of vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause

It is important to note that symptoms of cervical cancer may mimic other gynaecological conditions (e.g fibroids/cysts), and early cervical cancer often does not present with symptoms.

Cervical Cancer Screening

This is recommended for women who ever had sexual activity. Cervical screening generally comes in two forms, either a PAP Smear or HPV Test.

Age Recommendations

Age Group Recommendation
25 to 29 years old A PAP smear is recommended for this age group. If normal, the test should be repeated every 3 years.
30 to 69 years old A HPV test is recommended for this age group. If normal, the test should be repeated every 5 years.

Cost of Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP Smear / HPV Testing)

PAP Smear Price

Service Price (Before GST)
PAP Smear / ThinPrep $65

HPV Test Price

Service Price (Before GST)
HPV Test $203


Subsidies may also be available for Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents. Please talk to our friendly staff to check if you are eligible for these subsidies. More information can also be found on Healthhub's Cervical Cancer Screening Subsidies page

Image of eligible cards with subsidies.

HPV Vaccination

Keen to know how to further protect yourself against cervical cancer? ATA Medical also provides HPV vaccinations. Some of these vaccinations may also be claimable with MediSave.

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