ISLAND-WIDE SUBSIDISED MAMMOGRAM SCREENING BY SINGAPORE CANCER SOCIETY, IN CONJUNCTION WITH BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Established in 1964, Singapore Cancer Society is a self-funded voluntary welfare orginisation which provides patient care services to needy cancer patients through its welfare, hospice home care, cancer treatment subsidy and rehabilitation support programmes. Singapore Cancer Society celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014 and has worked towards its aim to minimize the effects of cancer and maximize life for all Singaporeans during these past 50 years.
Women in Singapore are being urged to take action against breast cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign, from the Singapore Cancer Society, is encouraging women to ‘stop making excuses and get screened’ for breast cancer during October.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore, with around 1,600 women diagnosed each year. Sadly, around 400 women lose their battle against breast cancer, but with an early diagnosis there’s a better chance of beating it.
Breast screening (mammography) is an x-ray examination that can show cancers when they are too small to see or feel. This early detection increases the chances of surviving breast cancer. Screening can save lives.
The risk of breast cancer rises as women get older, so the Singapore Cancer Society is offering screening discounts to women aged over 40. A subsidy of $25 is available for every eligible woman who makes an appointment for a mammogram screening with the participating clinics and centres. Pink brochures, which contain the $25 subsidy coupon, are available for the whole month of October 2014 at 76 Guardian Health & Beauty sores, Metro department stores and Singapore Cancer Society.
As the Singapore Cancer Society campaign says, ‘Now you have no excuse not to screen. So stop making excuses and book your mammogram this October.’
For more information and to see a the list of participating clinics and centres, please visit the Singapore Cancer Society website singaporecancersociety.org.sg, call 6499 9133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Early Cervical Cancer Detection can Save Your Life (bubbamama.com)
- Subsidised Screening for Breast Cancer Survival (bubbamama.com)