PHCC

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening Service is being offered opportunistically through the Well Woman Clinic (WWC) services at primary healthcare centers. The screening is done by collecting samples of cells from the cervix (PAP smear) and then use the HPV Testing depending on the results of smear. The participant is referred to HMC in case of any abnormal result for further assessment.

 

Scope of Service

The National Cancer strategy (NCS) 2011-2016 and the National Cancer Framework 2018-2022 outlines the national approach for dealing with cancer in the State of Qatar.

It aims to reduce the burden of cancer in the State of Qatar whilst ensuring that where cancer services are required they are among the best in the world to facilitate improved cancer outcomes.

Target Population / Patient

All women aged between 21 and 69 with no related symptoms.

Other information

The test is done at 3 years’ interval for women aged 21-49 years old and at 5 years’ interval for women aged 50 -69 years.

Type of Access

Participants can access the service through

  • Physician referral.
  • Self-referral by contacting the nurse in the health center.

Patient Self-referral

GP/FP-referral

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