Cervical cancer screening
Cervical cancer screening In Estonia, women aged 30-65 years are invited for breast cancer screening at five-year intervals. In 2023 we invite women (including uninsured) who are born in 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993.
The main cause of cervical cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread primarily through sexual contact. If a woman is infected with certain types of HPV, it may result in changes in the cervical cells, thereafter precancerous states, and cervical cancer. This process is usually long, lasting even from 10 to 25 years. The cell changes can be detected by cytological (diagnosis by cells) study, known as the PAP study, which is a method for early detection of cervical cell changes recognized around the world. Regular participation in screening helps detect possible cell changes and precancerous conditions in a timely manner when they are treatable.
To book an appointment: 7319100 Monday-Friday, 08.00 – 18:00 or www.kliinikum.ee or ePatsient: epatsient.kliinikum.ee: Digiregistratuur: www.digilugu.ee