When cancer struck Mdm Tan’s parents she felt very upset and regretful.

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She felt that she did not do enough to bring her parents for regular checkups and cancer screening. Mdm Tan said, “It was too late by the time we found out the diagnosis. They were in the last stage of cancer and nothing much could be done to save them. I lost both my parents to cancer. It was a painful lesson. Now I make it a point for regular checkups.”

When she received a letter from Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) about providing HPV vaccination at no cost, to females aged 9 to 26 years old, she jumped on the opportunity to get her daughter vaccinated.

SCS launched the SCS HPV Education and Immunisation Programme (HEIP), on 27 October, at the SCS Cancer Rehabilitation Centre as part of its dedicated 3-year plan to tackle cervical cancer in Singapore. Mdm Tan attended the launch with her daughter and got her daughter vaccinated.

Mdm Tan added, “SCS has been very supportive throughout the journey by educating us on the importance of early detection and adopting a healthy lifestyle. With this vaccination provided at no cost by SCS, my daughter now has a higher chance of being prevented from getting cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the top cancers affecting women, and is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. I strongly urge parents to take charge and get the vaccination done for your daughters.”

Find out more about how HPV Vaccination can minimise your risk of cervical cancer and maximise your life here: https://bit.ly/2kZQ79Z

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