The key to good health is early prevention and detection of diseases through health screening.

The key to good health is early prevention and detection of diseases through health screening.
Despite being our nation''s number one killer, this deadly disease remains an elusive, silent predator. In fact, through early detection and treatment, one-third can be cured.

Screening for cancer is examination (or testing) of people for early stages in the development of cancer even though they have no symptoms.

This is the most common cancer among women in Singapore. If detected early, it can be cured completely.

Mammogram - Mammography is a simple, low-dose breast x-ray examination. Currently, it is the most reliable method of examination to detect breast cancer in its early stages.

The fourth most common cancer among Singapore women, this cancer affects the cervix, which is the neck of the womb.

Pap Smear - A Pap smear test can detect cervical cancer at a very early stage. It is a quick, simple and painless test that can be done in an outpatient clinic.

Colorectal cancer is the most common and one of the deadliest cancers in Singapore. Screening is recommended for people aged 50 and above, and should be performed every three, five or ten years depending on findings and level of risks.

Fecal Occult Blood Test - This test examines a patient''s solid waste (stool) for occult (hidden) blood.

Colonoscopy - Colonoscopy is an examination of the inside of the colon and rectum using a thin, lighted tube (called a colonoscope) inserted into the rectum. If the doctor sees polyps or other abnormal tissue during the procedure, they can be removed and further examined under a microscope.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in males. The prostate is a gland in males that is involved in the production of semen.

Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) - The doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum and feels the prostate gland through the rectal wall to check for bumps or abnormalities.

Transrectal Ultrasonography - High high-frequency sound waves are sent out by a probe about the size of the index finger, which is inserted into the rectum. The waves bounce off the prostate gland and produce echoes that a computer uses to create a picture called a sonogram.

The key to good health is early prevention and detection of diseases through health screening.

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