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Are you or your loved ones going for regular cancer screening?

Certain cancers are preventable and many cancers are treatable and curable, especially with effective treatment in the early stages.

Screening helps to detect early signs of cancer or pre-cancerous conditions before any symptoms appear. By the time symptoms appear, the disease is often at an advanced stage.

Common Excuses for Not Screening Regularly

Common Excuse #1: I Feel Fine. Screening Once is Enough
Many do not go for screening as they feel fine. However, early-stage cancer may not have symptoms. By the time symptoms appear, the disease is often at an advanced stage.

It is also important to not only screen but also regularly according to recommended screening guidelines. By regular screening, cancers can be detected and treated earlier.

Common Excuse #2: I’m Very Busy. I Don’t Have Time to Screen
Modern people are very busy going about their lives. You have to juggle work, family and many other interests. It’s therefore even more important to make time to look after your health by going for screening. This will enable you to continue living your life to the fullest. Each test is tolerable and takes no more than 30mins to complete.


Common Excuse #3: It’s Good Enough as I Exercise Regularly and Eat Healthily
While exercising regularly and eating healthy are important, regular screening is just as important and should be regarded as an irreplaceable part of a healthy lifestyle.

Common Excuse #4: I’m Scared of Receiving Bad News
When it comes to your health, ignorance is not bliss. It is understandable to fear receiving bad news and results. Most of the time, screening results are normal. Discuss with your doctor about your fears and misconception and make the informed choice.


Common Excuse #5: I’m Not At Risk As I Don’t Have a Family History of Cancer
There are cancers associated with genes and family history, but most cancers are not. Cancer can be caused by factors such as the environment and lifestyle choices.

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Benefits of Screening

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Early Detection allows for Early Treatment
Screening helps to detect early signs of cancer or pre-cancerous conditions before any symptoms appear. The treatment would be less aggressive as the tumour is smaller and has not spread to other parts of the body


Less Treatment
Less Treatment Needed means Less Cost Incurred
Treatment of early cancers is typically less invasive as compared to more advanced cancers.

Receiving less treatment also means less cost incurred and shorter recovery time.

Treating Pre-cancer before they have the chance to progress
If pre-cancerous conditions are found, there would be even less to worry about. Treatment can be done to prevent the conditions from progressing into cancer.

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Stay healthy and spend your time focused on:

  • Meaningful work and career
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Looking forward to milestone celebrations like children’s graduation, wedding and becoming grandparents.

Share the Message With Your Loved Ones!

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Mother's Day Watch & Win Facebook Contest

Mothers are known for her superhero powers to balance home, work and often put others’ needs before her own. This Mother’s Day, let us encourage them to #GetScreened for more shared tomorrows with her.

Simply watch the above video and fill in the blanks for these 3 statements in the comments of the Facebook post:

1. Early-stage cancer _______ (4 words)

2. SCS provides the following cancer screening at no cost: _______ (name 3)

3. Important to keep going for regular screening _______ (5 words)

3 lucky winners will walk away with Eu Yan Sang – Organic High Protein Drip Chicken Essence worth $65.90. Contest ends 5 May 2021, Wednesday, at 11.59pm.


Terms and conditions:

  1. The competition is open to residents of Singapore and permanent resident residing in Singapore, aged 18 years and above except employees of Singapore Cancer Society and their immediate families and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

  2. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Facebook. Entries submitted elsewhere or via other social media channels will not be eligible.

  3. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

  4. Closing date for entry will be 5 May 2020, 2359. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

  5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

  6. Three (3) entries will received a Mother’s Day gift worth over $65.90.

  7. The prize, or any part thereof, shall not be transferable, exchangeable, redeemable or substituted for cash or other benefits.

  8. Singapore Cancer Society shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to SCS Facebook/Instagram Page.

  9. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to Singapore Cancer Society, not Facebook.