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Cervical Cancer Screening

People with cervical cancer usually do not show symptoms until the cancer has spread. Get tested. Take control of your health.

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How it works

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Choose to have our medical team come in for home sample collection or visit a Synlab centre near you for your sample collection.

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STATISTICS

#2

The second most common cancer among women in Nigeria is cervical cancer

 

40M

Women in Nigeria from the age of 15 years, and above are at risk of developing cervical cancer

 

#1

Woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes.

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the cervix, the hollow cylinder that connects the lower part of a woman’s uterus to her vagina.

Cervical cancer is almost always caused by persistent infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Cervical cells which are infected initially develop some precancerous changes, which in some women may progress to become cancer.

 

 

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding in post-menopausal women
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal discharge with a strong odour
  • Vaginal discharge tinged with blood
  • Pelvic pain

Causes of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is caused by a persistent infection of the cervix by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) – A sexually transmitted virus.

You can get HPV from

Any skin-to-skin contact of the genital area

Vaginal, anal or oral sex

Sharing sex toys

You can get HPV from

You’re under 45 – cervical cancer is more common in younger people.

You have a weakened immune system, like if you have HIV/AIDS.

You have given birth to multiple children or had children at a young age.

You have a history of vaginal, vulval, kidney or bladder cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are still unsure about this test, here are some questions that we usually get asked.

Still need answers?

What are the early signs of cervical cancer?

In the early stages, cervical cancer usually does not cause symptoms. This is why cytology studies such as LBC and HPV testing is important to detect precancerous and cancerous cells early.

Can cervical cancer be cured?

The earlier the stage of cervical cancer, the more options there are for a possible cure.

  • The earliest stages of cervical cancer can be cured if treated properly.
  • A hysterectomy (surgical removal of the cervix and uterus) can cure cervical cancer if it has not spread to other parts of the body.
  • Once cervical cancer has spread to other parts of the body, the chances for a cure drastically decrease.

 

Who gets cervical cancer?

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer occurs most often in women over the age of 30.

Benefits

When you get your test done with SYNLAB, you have access to our benefits.

REPORTING

Customer-centric reporting

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Benefits of being a PathProvider registered user

  • Your profile is a secure personal space
  • Access your results any time, any day, all year round
  • Results can be checked on any smartphone, computer, or tablet
  • All your previous results are archived on your profile
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  • You can share or print your results directly from your profile.
CONVENIENCE

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Get your results as they become available online.

We come to you. Our at-home collection service is designed to save you time and is completely confidential and discreet.

You can choose to get your entire family tested in the comfort of your own home. Choose a day and a time that is convenient for you, and we’ll send one of our trained professionals to your door.

No more sitting in traffic. Now you can manage your health in the comfort of your own home.

CONFIDENCE

Total confidence.

Award-winning medical diagnostics

Accuracy of results, reliability, trust, and quick turnaround time.

We have had ISO 15189 international accreditation since 2006. Our vast experience in medical diagnostics ensures that we continue to set the benchmark for reliable, accurate, and quality analysis in Nigeria.

We are audited by an external body which ensures that we implement the highest ethical standards and international best practices.

SYNLAB was awarded the 'Private Laboratory Service Provider of the Year' in Nigeria award by the Nigeria Health Excellence Awards (NHEA).

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