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Find out what subsidies are avilable for breast and cervical cancer screening in Singapore.
In Singapore, breast cancer is the number 1 cancer among women, while cervical cancer ranks among the top 10. You are encouraged to take active preventive measures to protect yourself against them. Besides being well informed, you should also go for regular health screening.
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Beyond the recommended monthly breast self-examinations, the best way to protect yourself from breast cancer is to go for regular screening mammograms. A mammogram can detect tiny lumps that cannot be felt by the hand. Early detection, followed by treatment and good control of the condition, can result in better outcomes and lower the risk of serious complications.
Women who are 50 years old and above are recommended to go for a screening mammogram once every 2 years.
Under the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) Screen for Life1, women who are 50 years old and above can benefit from subsidised screening mammogram which cost $50 for Singapore Citizens (SC), $75 for Permanent Residents (PRs) and $25 for Pioneers at participating locations.
Eligibility for subsidised screening mammogram under HPB’s Screen for Life is as follows:
1 Screen for Life refers to HPB’s screening programmes for cardiovascular diseases and selected cancers. For more information, please visit www.screenforlife.sg.
Learn more about BSS and the mammography screening process.
Related: Breast Cancer Screening Now Free for Eligible Singaporeans
Cervical cancer is preventable through regular Pap smear screening at the recommended frequency. A Pap smear is a simple procedure where the doctor gently brushes cells from the narrow neck of the cervix and sends the sample to the laboratory to examine for any changes in the cervix.
If you are 25 years old and above, have ever had sex or are sexually active, you should go for a Pap smear once every 3 years.
HPB’s Screen for Life offers subsidised Pap smears at participating polyclinics and GP clinics.
Learn more aboutCSS and cervical cancer screenings.
The following centres offer screening subsidised mammograms and Pap smears. Call ahead to make an appointment:
You do not need a doctor's referral to make an appointment.
Related: FAQs about Pap Smear
Understanding Breast CancerLearn more about what is breast cancer, its risk factors, treatment options
Breast Cancer Foundation/Singapore Cancer SocietyAll matters relating to breast cancer, from mammogram procedures to public education programmes
Understanding Cervical CancerLearn more about its risk factors, symptoms and treatment options
HPVAbout HPV, its link to cervical cancer and HPV vaccination
Pap Smear to Screen for Cervical CancerFrequently asked questions on screening for cervical cancer
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Contact InformationScreen for LifeT: 1800 223 1313E: SingaporeScreenforlife@hpb.gov.sg
Health Promotion Board 3 Second Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168937T: 6435 3500 (main), 1800 223 1313 (HealthLine)F: 6438 3848W: http://www.hpb.gov.sg
Ministry of Health 16 College Road, College of Medicine Building, Singapore 169854T: 6325 9220F: 6224 1677E:email@example.comW:http://www.moh.gov.sg
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics 6 Commonwealth Lane, GMTI Building Level 7 - 01/02, Singapore 149547Mon - Fri: 8.00 - 4.30 pmSat: 8.00 - 12.30 pmT: 6355 3000W:http://www.nhgp.com.sg
Radiologic Clinic 3 Second Hospital Avenue, X-Ray CentreLevel 4 Health Promotion Board BuildingSingapore 168937T: 6533 2721
Singapore Cancer Society (Multi-Service Centre) 9 Bishan Place, Junction 8 Office Tower #06-05, Singapore 579837Mon-Fri: 8.30 - 6.00 pmT: 6499 9133 (to make an appointment for screening)F: 6499 9140E: firstname.lastname@example.orgE: email@example.comW: http://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg
SingHealth Polyclinics 167 Jalan Bukit Merah, Tower 5 #15-10, Singapore 150167T: 6236 4800F: 6274 9901E: SingHealthPolyclinics@singhealth.com.sgW: http://polyclinic.singhealth.com.sg
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