St. Joseph's General Hospital Health Care with Compassion  

Patient Care - Colposcopy

This clinic provides advanced screening for malignancies of the cervix, which until recently was the most common cancer in B.C. women. The disease has now been reduced to only the third most common cancer in B.C women, as a result of the screening program.

In conjunction with a regular physical examination and pap test, this screening procedure can give enormous protection against the disease.

Colposcopy in British Columbia is as advanced as anywhere in the world; and because of that technology, B.C. has one of the lowest incidence and death rates in the world from cervical cancer.

The Colposcopy clinic is staffed by a very friendly group of women from the Hospital Auxiliary, by an experienced nurse and by a skilled gynaecologist. The clinic is accessed by referral from your attending doctor.