Breast most cancers is the most typical most cancers affecting Singaporean girls. The excellent news is that it may be detectable in lots of instances earlier than it’s too late — however provided that we’re cautious to do breast self-examinations and go for mammograms.
Earlier than the pandemic, mammogram screenings have been far more accessible and reasonably priced because of the Group Mammobus Programme, which offered mammograms at the price of $0 to $10 for Singaporeans and $25 to $35 for PRs.
Covid-19 halted the Mammobus for some time in 2020 and 2021, however the Mammobus service has since resumed this 12 months.
Mammobus Singapore from $0 to $107
An initiative by the Singapore Most cancers Society, Breast Most cancers Basis, and Nationwide Healthcare Group Diagnostics, the Group Mammobus Programme is a travelling bus that gives mammogram providers for girls of all walks of life. Mammogram charges are subsidised and stored reasonably priced because of funding help:
|Mammogram screening value (subsidised)||First-timer||Repeat mammogram|
|Everlasting Resident (PR)||$25||$35|
|Foreigner (requires Dr referral letter)||$107||$107|
Subsidised mammograms in Singapore from $25
The Well being Promotion Board gives subsidised mammograms for Singapore residents and PR girls aged 50 and above beneath the Display For Life programme.
The bottom price is $25 for Singapore residents and $50 for PRs who get their mammograms completed at HPB’s Display for Life breast screening centres (chosen polyclinics), after prevailing authorities subsidies and SCS’ funding help.
|Ladies (aged 50 and above)||Mammogram screening value|
|Everlasting Residents (PRs)||$75|
|Merdeka Era Cardholders||$37.50|
|Pioneer Era Cardholders||$25|
In case you favor to get your mammogram at a personal GP clinic, you are able to do so and nonetheless get a $25 off your invoice with the Singapore Most cancers Society funding help for mammogram screening from 1 April 2022 to 31 Could 2022.
Paying in your mammogram with Medisave
By the way in which, girls aged 50 and above pays for mammograms at Medisave-approved centres utilizing as much as $500 per 12 months of Medisave funds (or the Medisave funds of a direct member of the family).
So women, don’t be lazy. When you hit the age of 40, schedule an appointment together with your physician, who’ll provide help to resolve when’s the correct age to begin going for mammograms.
Tips on how to do a breast self-examination
Ladies of all ages ought to discover ways to do a breast self-examination to often verify for lumps in between mammograms.
I keep in mind being made to observe a video about this in school and everybody laughing and going eww. However now that I truly know a number of individuals who have had most cancers, it doesn’t appear so humorous anymore.
This animated video exhibits you how one can do breast examinations. It’s solely 3:47 minutes lengthy and contains a cute cartoon mascot. So please, let this be one of many Youtube movies you watch at present.
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