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Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical cancer screening

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in Malaysia and is the easiest gynecological cancer to prevent with regular pap smear tests, HPV vaccinations and follow-ups. We recommend to get yourself vaccinated before you are sexually active and a pap smear test once every 3 years after you turn 20.

Always check with your doctor the risk of cervical cancer and how often you should be checked.

3D Mammogram (for women aged 40 and above)

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that looks for changes that may be signs of breast cancer. We recommend women aged 40 and above to take a mammogram.

3D Mammogram with pap smearRM250
3D Mammogram with ultrasoundRM370

Ultrasound

An ultrasound helps doctors look at some breast changes, such as lumps (especially those that can be felt) or changes in women with dense breast tissue. We recommend women below 40 take an ultrasound unless for women who has done their mammograms and has suspicious lump detected.

Ultrasound with clinical breast examinationRM150

Breast biopsy

When other tests show that you might have breast cancer, you will probably need to have a biopsy. Needing a breast biopsy doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. During a biopsy, a doctor will remove cells from the suspicious area so that they can be looked at in the lab to see if cancer cells are present.

There are different kinds of breast biopsies. Ask the doctor which type of biopsy you will have and what you can expect during and after the procedure.

Breast biopsy (FNAC)

In this test, a very thin, hollow needle is attached to a syringe to withdraw a small amount of tissue from a suspicious area.

RM600
Breast biopsyRM800

What is Cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is a malignant tumour found in the tissues of the cervix. It occurs when abnormal cells in the cervix turn into cancer cells. The cancer cells break through the surface cells (epithelium) and into the underlying tissue (stroma) of the cervix.

At diagnosis, the cancer is often just within the cervix, but it may spread to tissues around the cervix (e.g. the vagina) or to other parts of the body.

Risk factors

The main cause of cervical cancer is an infection called human papillomavirus (HPV) where it affects the surface of different body areas, such as the skin, vagina, and cervix.

  • The virus is very common and spreads through any sexual contact (including genital skin-to-skin and oral).
  • Women with HPV who smoke are at twice the risk of developing cancer than those who don’t smoke.

Symptoms

Any of the following could be signs or symptoms of cancer:

  • Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods
  • Menstrual bleeding that is heavier than usual
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Unexplained, persistent pelvic and/or back pain
Pap smear

The pap smear test is recommended for all women between the ages of 21 and 65 years old. The pap test will help the doctor to examine the vagina and cervix, and collect a few cells and mucus from the cervix and the area around it.

 

Conventional pap smearRM40
Liquid-based cytology pap smearRM80
HPV DNA testRM250
HPV DNA & liquid-based cytology pap smearRM330
HPV vaccination

Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of more than 200 related viruses. Each virus in the group is given a number, which is called an HPV type. The HPV vaccine helps to protect against at least HPV type 16 and 18 that cause the greater risk of cervical cancer.

Cervarix offers protection against two HPV types – 16 and 18.RM550 for 3 doses
Gardasil 4 offers protection against four HPV types – 6, 11, 16, 18RM750 for 3 doses
Gardasil 9 offers protection against nine HPV types – 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58RM1350 for 3 doses
Free community screenings

Cancer care reaches beyond the confines of our centres. We work closely together with other associations and corporate partners for us to provide free screenings to the underprivileged communities under our Free Community Outreach Programme.

To find out more about the programme, email us at contact@cancer.org.my

Terms and conditions apply.

We operate from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday, 8.00am to 1.00pm

To make an appointment,
+603 2698 7351 | chsc@cancer.org.my

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