Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, which is the lower and narrow end of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Usually, this type of cancer develops slowly over time.
Cervical cancer is one of the top 10 cancers affecting women in Singapore; where around 300 women are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer, and around 100 die from it.
It must be noted that early-stage cervical cancer may not present with any symptoms. This further underscores the importance of HPV vaccination and regular cervical cancer screenings in Singapore.
In more advanced stages, warning signs of cervical cancer may include:
Should you experience any of the above, do not hesitate to visit a gynaecologist to get assessed and receive appropriate cervical cancer treatment in Singapore. At SC Quek Gynaecology, we offer a complete range of services dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer. Call 6479 9555 for more details.
To that end, he serves on the board of the International Federation of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology, and his extensive research and humanitarian work centre around HPV and cervical cancer as well.