The clear case for self-collection in cervical cancer screening

The clear case for self-collection in cervical cancer screening

The number of cervical screening appointments cancelled or unattended in the UK during the pandemic is staggering. The Eve Appeal and Jo’s Cancer Trust have done a great job raising awareness of the importance of screening and trying to help address the underlying...
The fight against cervical cancer and HPV in the Pandemic

The fight against cervical cancer and HPV in the Pandemic

Professor Albert Singer With the present pandemic it is said that life will never be the same again, and this will apply to many things in our present life.  For those concerned with eliminating cervical cancer, the effect of resources being diverted to the COVID-19...
There are urgent problems with HPV vaccination and screening

There are urgent problems with HPV vaccination and screening

By Professor Albert Singer   In my last blog I discussed the possibility of cervical cancer becoming a rare disease in certain countries. Part of this remarkable happening has been the introduction of the HPV vaccine, in certain countries up to 80% of the...
A future where cervical cancer is a rare disease – for some…

A future where cervical cancer is a rare disease – for some…

By Professor Albert Singer   One of the things which delights me most about having specialised in cervical cancer for more than 50 years is the prospect of it becoming a rare disease.  After decades spent treating and counselling women whose lives and families...
Colposcopy in China: challenges for a new national society

Colposcopy in China: challenges for a new national society

A new star in the colposcopic firmament has arrived with the formation of the National Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology in China (CSCCP). The first meeting of this national society took place last week with 800 delegates at the Congress which lasted 3...
Simulation Colposcopy – a practical way to teach colposcopy

Simulation Colposcopy – a practical way to teach colposcopy

Students like practical ‘hands-on’ training not only in diagnosis but also in treatment. For diagnosis we have been using plastic simulation models which when looked at through the video colposcope, commonly used in India and the Middle East, appear as an exact...
Colposcopy in the Himalayas

Colposcopy in the Himalayas

By Dr Quek Swee Chong I recently returned from the Himalayas where we ran a women’s health camp in Ladakh. We were able to screen more than 1900 women over the course of 5 days, using a combination of VIA, Colposcopy using the Gynocular and a standard colposcope. We...

Cervical Disease in Pregnancy

By Professor Albert Singer This week saw yet another tragic case of a 29-year-old woman who has died of cervix cancer leaving a baby daughter and six years old child. It seems as though she had presented with many episodes of post-coital bleeding which seem to have...

Top 3 Tips on How to Reduce Anxiety for Patients

By Professor Albert Singer Would you attend a smear test after hearing this testimonial ? “….As the door opened a male doctor came in. He didn’t introduce himself just checked the paperwork facts in a cold manner and told me to get undressed. He used a cold...