Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally, with an estimated 570,000 new cases in 2018.
Virtually all cervical cancers are associated with human papilloma viruses (HPV). However, the majority of women with HPV do not develop cervical cancer. Women become susceptible to developing cervical cancer following HPV infection, but other environmental factors are required for the cancer to develop.
As from year 2015, Link to Life offers Papsmear test for cervical cancer screening at a minimal cost. During the past years as from 27th April 2011 up to year 2014 Link to Life was performing FREE Cervical Cancer Screening using Visual Inspection with Acetic-Acid and colposcope for women age 30 – 60 in our centre in Vacoas. However, now we are using the latest method of screening which is the Papsmear Test.
The Cervical Cancer Screening is conducted by a Gynecologist & doctors once or twice a week only on appointment basis. Whenever the Gynecologist or doctors identify any abnormality, she then refers the patient to the hospital. But the patient is also free to see any private medical practitioner for detailed investigation.