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Doctors and nurses from the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) conducted a talk on the prevention of cervical cancer yesterday at the Gadong Health Clinic as part of the hospital's efforts at increasing public awareness on the subject.
Dr Hjh Norhayati Hj Abdul Hamid spoke on the importance of having regular pap smear tests.
Cervical cancer is the second highest form of cancer contracted by women in Brunei, after breast cancer, she said.
The pap smear test is an effective method to detect cervical cancer which involves scraping some cells from the surface of the cervix that is then smeared onto a glass slide for analysis, doctors said.