“If you are diagnosed with cancer, do not wallow or ask “why me?” instead focus on the positives, don’t think too much and let loose.” These are the wise words from a 56 year-old breast cancer survivor sharing her advice for others who may walk in her shoes or are now currently experiencing what she went through.

Poh Peh Choo Website

In 2008, Mdm Peh Poh Choo did a breast self-examination and felt a lump. She worriedly rushed to the polyclinic and she was referred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)for further checks.

Mdm Peh underwent a breast biopsy and to her dismay, she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.

Over the course of her cancer treatment, she had to go through chemotherapy for a year and take oral drugs for 5 years until 2013. She is happy to report that she has been in remission since.

Earlier this year, after receiving a flyer in her mailbox, she found out about the screening services that Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) was offering. As a preventative measure, Mdm Peh decided to go for both Pap test and Mammogram screenings. Fortunately, her results came back negative.

Thinking back, Mdm Peh is thankful she discovered her cancer early, and she strongly encourages that all women go for Pap test and Mammogram screenings. Early detection increases the chance for survival and Mdm Peh will be ready if another episode happens.

Leading by example, she wants to strongly advocate for early cancer screening. She said that she will advise her daughter to get screening done as soon as she is of age. In fact, a couple of her friends also took her advice and went for cancer screenings.

Her message to the ladies, “Do not be afraid of screening, it is not painful.”

About SCS Mammogram Services

To encourage women in Singapore to start screening and stay up to date with their screening, Singapore Cancer Society runs a number of mammogram screening programmes.


For women who possess a CHAS cards, and are aged 50 to 69 years old, SCS provides mammograms at no charge, to Singaporean women at the SCS Clinic @ Bishan.

For women aged 40 to 69 years old and do not meet the criteria to screen at the SCS Clinic @ Bishan or under the SCS FIT 50 programme, they may consider screening under the Community Mammobus Programme or with the SCS $25 Funding Assistance.

About SCS Pap Test Services

The Pap test is the best screening tool available for the early detection of cervical cancer. SCS has been providing Pap test at no cost since 1969. Cervical cancer is currently the tenth most commonly occurring cancer among women in Singapore. Almost 200 new cases are diagnosed and 70 deaths occur each year from cervical cancer.

Pap test is provided at the Singapore Cancer Society Clinic @ Bishan:

9 Bishan Place Junction 8 Office Tower,

#06-05, Singapore 579837

Clinic operating hours:

Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am to 6.00pm (last appointment at 5.15pm)

Saturdays, 9.00am to 4.00pm (last appointment at 3.15pm)


  • Singaporean or Permanent Resident
  • Women aged 25 to 29
  • Have engaged in sexual intercourse or are sexually active

To make an appointment, please contact us at 1800-727-3333, or make an appointment” here: https://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/get-screened/cervical-cancer/pap-test.html#make-an-appointment

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