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Cancer Screening

What is Cancer Screening?

Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in Singapore. It is accountable for almost 30% of all deaths we face yearly. Yet, it is also one of the most preventable. 

With the help of screening, we can fight the disease that is accountable for one of the leading cause of deaths in Singapore. 

Using the cancer screening tests available, it helps in the detection of cancer early even if you are not displaying any symptoms. This will avoid complications earlier and and take pre-emptive steps in order to avoid the early stages of cancer. 

It is advised that if you have a family member who was previously diagnosed with a form of cancer, you might want to consider cancer screening and get yourself screened. The doctor will advise you on the recommended screening tests that you may need. If there appears to be an abnormality after the initial screening, further tests will be required to confirm the diagnosis. 

In Singapore, the most common cancers are:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer

With effective treatment provided in the early stages, certain cancers can be prevented and in many cases are treated and cured. It is important to consider cancer screening instead of waiting for symptoms to appear as some cancer might spread and become too advanced. 

Cancer Screening Singapore to scan for caner cells

Screening aids in detection of early signs of cancer and pre-cancerous conditions before the appearance of any symptoms.

We will be there for you every step of the way. A customized screening can be conducted based on your unique needs, taking into account your age, medical history, genetic history, and an array of symptoms that you may be experiencing or concerned with.

Your cancer screening may include the following:

Blood Tests

  • Nose cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Inffective screen

Radiological Investigations

  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound of Liver, Prostate, Uterus, and Breast
  • Computed Tomography Scans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans


  • Skin Biopsy
  • Pap Smear
  • Vaccinations such as Gardasil and Hepatitis B vaccinations can also aid in the prevention of cancer.


When should i go for a cancer screening?

When should I go for a cancer screening?

Depending on the  type of cancer screened and your risk factors, screening test might ranged from yearly to once every 5 years.

Speak to your doctor for more information 

How do I prepare for a cancer screening?

You will be informed if you require fasting for your screen, it is essential that you stop eating by 12 AM midnight, the night before your due to come in for your appointment. Drinking only plain water when needed.

In addition, if you have previously undergone screening tests and received abnormal results, please ensure these are brought to your appointment.

What can I expect from the screening?

A consultation will be conducted firstly, resulting in a possible deep dive on information that will be required from yourself for your personal medical history and family history.

Will I need to disrobe during the screening?

To provide a full examination, certain cancers such as breasts and rectum will require you to remove your clothing for examination. Don’t worry, we provide both male and female doctors to accommodate to your privacy concerns. 

Your doctor may also request for a healthcare staff to assist during the procedure. 

I see many screening packages available. Are they customizable? 

Once the examination and assessment have been completed, our doctor will recommend the specialized tests you require. The cost of this customized package will be communicated to you. 

Can I customize my cancer screening package?

Once the examination and assessment have been completed, our doctor will recommend the specialized tests you require. The cost of this customized package will be communicated to you.

When will I know my results?

The test can take 2-7 working days, depending on the tests undergone. Once the results have been prepared, we will contact you, arranging an appointment to review the results. The appropriate actions and treatment plans will be discussed accordingly.

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