Cervical Screening and Colposcopy

Cervical screening test is the key to the prevention of cervical cancer. Prof Chan has extensive experience in the assessment, treatment and follow-up of women with abnormal cervical screening tests. Using the state of the art technology, precancerous disease is eliminated before it develops into cancers. He is a certified colposcopist and practitioner to use lasers in the treatment for cervical, vaginal, vulval and perianal dysplasia.

What is Colposcopy?

A colposcopy is a procedure where a colposcopist /gynaecologist examines your cervix with a magnifying system to help identify any abnormalities. This procedure differs from a cervical screening test. It may be indicated if you have an abnormal cervical screening test result, unexplained vaginal bleeding (particularly after sex- also called post-coital bleeding), abnormal vaginal discharge, or have a higher than normal risk of developing pre-cancers or cancers of the cervix or vagina (eg: DES in utero, immunosuppression).

What to expect?

Having a colposcopy will take between 10-15 minutes. A colposcopy is usually scheduled for a time when you are not having your period. During the procedure, a small sample of tissue (a biopsy) may be taken from any abnormal looking areas in your cervix.