Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for 29.4% of the total number of deaths in 2014 (Singapore Cancer Registry, Interim Annual Registry Report, Trends in Cancer Incidence Singapore, 2010-2014). Effective screening helps to detect certain cancers during the early stages. In many cases, early cancers are completely curable. As early cancers may not manifest any symptoms, many cancers may progress to late-stage cancers which may be harder to achieve cure.
Mutual Healthcare is proud to partner Singapore Cancer Society to provide Cancer Screening Services for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.
In Singapore, colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in males and the 2nd most common cancer in females. Early stage colorectal cancer begins as a polyp or a small growth within the colon. We can do a Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) or Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) to look for the presence of small amounts of blood which may be the only sign of polyps or cancer.
If you’re a Singaporean or PR, above 50 years old, you can come down to our clinic to collect a FIT kit for free to screen for colorectal cancer. Contact us for more details.
Cervical cancer is caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is contracted through sexual intercourse. In some people, HPV will be eradicated by their immune system. In others, HPV will cause genital warts, anal warts, and cancer of the cervix (entrance to the womb in the female). Screening for cervical cancer is done through a PAP smear.
From May 2017 to August 2017, the Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Campaign is ongoing. If you are a Singaporean or PR, between 25 to 69 years old, you can come down for a free PAP smear as part of the ongoing campaign.
Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in females. Screening is done via a Mammogram.
To make an appointment or enquiry on Mammogram, please contact Singapore Cancer Society.