Cancer Screening Guidelines
Who should go for cancer screening?
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore. But if it is detected early, patients will be able to receive treatment and avoid complications and death. Even if you do not have any symptoms, screening helps you find pre-cancerous or early stage cancer and improve your chances for survival.
It is best to get yourself screened if you have a family member who has been diagnosed with some form of cancer. Your doctor will recommend the type of screening tests you should take. If the results are abnormal, you may be sent for further tests to confirm if you have cancer.
Guidelines for cancer screening
The 3 most common cancers are: Colorectal, Cervical and Breast Cancer. The chart below shows the recommended national screening guidelines for men and women at average risk for these 3 cancers.