Mammogram: Breast Cancer Screening
Mammogram is a breast cancer screening tool. The low dose X-ray is regarded as the gold standard for breast cancer screening, and is recommended for women aged 40 and above.
Breast cancer is the top cancer among women in Singapore. In its early stages, there are no signs or symptoms. Women aged 40 and above are encouraged to go for a routine mammogram annually. For women aged 50 and above, a routine mammogram should be done once every two years.
Breast Cancer Facts
Breast cancer is the top cancer among Singapore women
Your risk of breast cancer increases as you age
Mammogram is regarded as the gold standard for breast cancer screening
Going for regular mammograms should be part of your fight against breast cancer. Detecting breast cancer in its early stages:
- Makes it highly curable.
- Reduces the need for aggressive treatment.
- Improves treatment outcomes and your chances of survival.
Breast self examination
Besides routine mammograms, it is also helpful to do a monthly Breast Self-examination. This allows you to detect any changes in your breast, so you can seek medical help if needed.
Learn how to a Breast Self-examination, and understand the types of lumps you may find in your breast during your examination.