Colorectal cancer is the leading cancer affecting both men and women in Singapore. Polyps, benign lumps that may form on the inner wall of the colon and rectum, are fairly common in people above the age of 50. These may develop into cancer and should be removed if detected.
Colorectal polyps and cancers can be detected by the traces of blood that are bled into the colon. The amount of bleeding can be virtually invisible to the naked eye. The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is a preliminary test that detects the presence of small amounts of blood in faeces.
This test is available in a simple kit that can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. SCS distributes FIT kits, without charge, to eligible Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. The test is safe, easy to do, and should be done once a year.
To make an enquiry, please contact the SCS Multi-Service Centre at 6499 9133.