This recent article from the Singapore Straits Times highlighted an increase in the incidence in Breast & Prostate cancers within the more effluent society - living longer and leading more sedentary (& overweight) lifestyles.
The Cancer screening programme in Singapore for Cervical (with regular PAP smears), Breast (regular mammography/ultrasound) and Colorectal (with stool occult blood) can help in early detection of these cancers and better treatment chances if detected early.
If you are aged 40 or over, you may benefit from screening for these common cancers. At Katong Family Clinic we will be happy to advise you with screening recommendations based on your personal risk factors and medical history.
Dr Sarah Packer is a Family Physician with a special interest in women's and children's health.