fit kit profileColorectal 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.

Eligibility

  • Singaporean or Permanent Resident
  • Aged 50 and above
  • Have not done a FIT screening in the last 12 months
  • Have not done a Colonoscopy in the last 10 years

quote profile robert hoo

 

"I realised how lucky I was to have caught it early. At stage 1, there is a good chance of a complete cure. Just send two samples of your stool to SCS to test for blood in the stool."

- Mr Robert Hoo, stage 1 colorectal cancer survivor