Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore. According to the Singapore Cancer Registry report released in 2017, stage I breast cancer patients have a five-year survival rate of 90%, compared to 80% for stage II patients. Yet, less than 40% of women aged 50-69 in Singapore have had a mammogram.
You can raise awareness of breast screening, and encourage and recommend eligible patients to go for mammograms.
Tell your patients about BreastScreen Singapore (BSS), a national screening programme that aims to raise public awareness and encourage early detection of breast cancer to reduce mortality from this disease.
Mammograms for Singapore residents under Screen for Life are subsidised by the Health Promotion Board. They are also Medisave-claimable for eligible women aged 50 years and above.
Eligibility criteria for subsidised mammograms under Screen for Life:
For more information on Screen for Life, call 1800 223 0313 or visit www.healthxchange.sg/sfl.
Breast screening is available at SingHealth Polyclinics.Share this link with your patients: https://form.gov.sg/#!/5f50934b1e0c6e0011fad28e You can also book appointments on behalf of your patients.
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