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Surrey Papapalooza offers free and accessible Pap tests

Papapalooza is organizing the Surrey event in partnership with South Asian Women's Health Talk
Papapaloozas provide access to cervical cancer screening across British Columbia.

A group of UBC medical students, residents and doctors are offering free and accessible pap tests in Surrey to eligible individuals this Saturday (June 22).

The group, Papapalooza BC was founded by Nanaimo-based family physician Dr. Christine Layton and OB/GYN Dr. Kristi Kyle in 2020. Since then, medical students have organized cervical cancer screenings in communities throughout the province.

The cervical screening event aims "to provide a safe and welcoming experience for anyone with a cervix." 

Surrey Papapalooza has partnered with South Asian Women's Health Talk for the Surrey event, which will take place at City Centre Obstetrics & Gynecology (13737 96 Ave #1201) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Organizers encourage anyone between the ages of 25 and 69 with a cervix who is due for a cervical cancer screening and can't access a Pap to book a spot at the Surrey Papapalooza. 

As limited spots are available, appointments are required. To book an spot and see if you are eligible, fill out their online form. You will receive a phone call to confirm your appointment time. 

Follow Papapalooza on Instagram for more information and updates on further events. 

Anna Burns

About the Author: Anna Burns

I cover health care, non-profits and social issues-related topics for the Surrey Now-Leader.
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