Research commissioned by Roche Diagnostics in Asia Pacific and conducted by Frontier View, revealed that one in five women felt that they have delayed or avoided medical treatment one or several times due to a family obligation.
Despite being a preventable disease, cervical cancer ranks as the 10th most frequent cancer among women in Singapore. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. HPV vaccination can protect against cervical cancer caused by HPV.
Vaccinated women will still need regular cervical cancer screening because the vaccine protects against most but not all HPV types that cause cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is highly preventable if detected early with cervical cancer screening.
Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer among women in Singapore. Each year, over 2,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and over 400 die from the disease. One in 13 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.
What Is National Women’s Checkup Week?
Too many women are delaying medical treatment. Combined with the rising trend of late-stage cervical cancer in Singapore, the future points to catastrophic consequences in lives lost and healthcare costs.
National Women’s Checkup Week is a dedicated call-to-action to remind women of all ages to prioritise their health by scheduling regular checkup appointments with their healthcare providers. It encourages women to take control of their health and well-being, get checked and proactively prevent potential health issues before they become more serious.
How To Make An Appointment
There are a wide range of cancer screening services available via Singapore Cancer Society.
Scheduling an appointment is as easy as 1-2-3…
1 Log in
2 Complete a simple form
3 Get checked!