As part of a cervical cancer awareness campaign, SA’s mega-pharmacy chain Dis-chem (in partnership with Lancet labs) is giving customers a whopping discount on pap smears as well as prostate cancer screenings at their in-store wellness clinics.
Standard pap smears at a specialist can cost up to R800 but for the month of February, you can get your health-check on for only R120 at Dis-chem. The prostate cancer screenings will also cost R120 this month and like the pap smears, the amount includes lab fees. Offer ends at month end.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancers in women worldwide. When abnormal prostate tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat and cure, but it is unclear if early detection reduces mortality rates.” – Lizeth Kruger, Dis-Chem clinics manager