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Breast Cancer. It’s the No.1 cancer among women in Singapore but only 2 in 5 women are up to date with their mammogram screening

 

 

Checking Regularly Prevents An Emergency. Early detection matters because every woman matters

Regular mammogram screening helps detect Breast Cancer early and early detection can save lives. 

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Get Screened with $25 Funding Assistance

Get Screened with our Funding Assistance  

SCS $25 Funding Assistance for Mammogram Screening

From 1 Oct 2018 to 31 Jan 2019, enjoy $25 funding assistance for your mammogram screening.

Why is Mammogram Screening Important

  • Early stages of Breast Cancer typically do not have any signs or symptoms
  • Regular mammogram screening can help to detect Breast Cancer, even before lumps can be felt.
  • A mammogram screening can help to detect Breast Cancer early. You should get a mammogram screening done once every two years if you are aged 50-69.
  • The earlier the cancer is found, the better the treatment options and the greater the chances of survival.

How much do I need to pay?

 

The cost of a mammogram screening varies across public and private breast screening centres. One can expect to pay $100 or more. The SCS funding assistance will help to reduce the cost of your mammogram screening by $25.

1) For “Screen for Life” screening centres, after prevailing subsidies and SCS funding assistance:

  • Singaporeans will pay $25
  • Permanent Residents will pay $50

2) For participating private breast screening centres, cost will vary. SCS will offset the bill by $25.

Screening Eligibility & Terms and Conditions

Screening Eligibility

Enjoy $25 funding assistance for your mammogram screening if you:

• are a female Singaporean or Permanent Resident

• are aged 50* and above and have not had a mammogram done

in the past 24 months

• have not been breast feeding for the past 6 months

• are not pregnant

• do not have any breast implants

• do not have any history of Breast Cancer

• are asymptomatic or have no Breast Cancer symptoms

Terms and Conditions

1. The pink card may not be used with other promotions.

2. Please call the participating breast screening centres from our list to schedule an appointment for your mammogram screening.

3. Appointments must be made by 30 Nov 2018 with the participating breast screening centres and the mammogram screening must be done by 31 January 2019.

4. The completed pink card and NRIC must be presented upon registration at the participating breast screening centres.

5. Participants who wish to use their Medisave for payment will need to check with the participating breast screening centres if such an option is available upon making the appointment.

6. Participants must complete and fill in all the particulars on the pink card.

7. Participating breast screening centres will follow up with the participants for their mammogram results.

8. Mammogram screening charges may vary across participating breast screening centres.

9. Any post-mammogram consultation where necessary, shall be at the discretion of the participating breast screening centres and consultation fees may apply.

10. Participant’s particulars will be released to the Singapore Cancer Society and Health Promotion Board for the purpose of data verification, follow-up actions,communications on SCS’ activities, programmmes and services and donation requests.

11. Singapore Cancer Society is only responsible for providing the funding assistance. For enquiries on the mammogram charges, please contact the participating breast screening centres.

12. Singapore Cancer Society and the participating breast screening centres reserve the rights to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.

How do I go about with my mammogram screening?

 

Step 1 :

Locate screening centre. Identify a participating screening centre here.

Step 2:

Call to make an appointment with the centre of your choice.

Step 3:

Preparing for a mammogram screening. Try to schedule your appointment one week after menstruation ends.

On the day of your appointment, do not apply talcum powder or body lotion on chest as this may be seen on the mammogram.

Please wear a two-piece outfit on your appointment day.

Step 4:

Attend your mammogram screening.

During the process, a female radiographer will place the breast between two flat plates and compress. The compression takes less than 2 minutes. This is performed on one breast at a time.

Some discomfort is to be expected as the breast needs to be compressed to take a clear X-ray. The entire screening process will take about 20 minutes. 

Step 5:

After about a month, you will receive your results either by post or at a consultation with the doctor (depending on the screening centre).

Follow-up:

If your results are normal, do remember to go for a mammogram screening

  • next year if you are aged 40-49 or
  • in the next 2 years if you are aged 50-69.

 You are advised to stay with the same service provider.

 If your results require further investigation, stay calm. 90% of women have normal results following further tests. 

Participating Breast Screening Centres

 

 
 


Get screened at no cost at SCS Clinic at Bishan

SCS provides mammograms, without charge, to Singaporean women at the SCS Multi-Service Centre, strictly by appointment.

Singapore Cancer Society Multi-Service Centre

9 Bishan Place
Junction 8 Office Tower, #06-05
Singapore 579837

Mammogram operating hours:

Monday - Friday

                9.00am to 3.00pm
               (last appointment at 2.45pm)

  • Singaporean women aged 50 years and above
  • Possess a valid Health Assist card (either orange or blue)
  • Have not undergone a mammogram in the last 24 months
  • Have no breast symptoms such as breast lumps or blood-stained nipple discharge
  • Have not been breastfeeding for the past 6 months
  • Have not received breast implants

 To register your interest, call or make an appointment here.