In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (Oct. 16 – 22), the Family Medicine Teaching Unit at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is launching a new Pap test clinic to serve under-screened women in Scarborough.
Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with regular screening. Starting at age 21, all women who are, or have ever been, sexually active should have a Pap test every three years.
The new Scarborough Pap Clinic is free of charge and available to women through self-referral. The clinic is operated by female health care providers and will operate every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning on October 19.
Scarborough Pap Clinic
3000 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough
In 2017, it is estimated that roughly 710 women in Ontario will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 150 of those women will die from this preventable disease.
Don’t put your pap test off any longer, find cancer before it starts. Visit the Scarborough Pap Clinic today.