Free breast cancer screening for Singaporean women with blue or orange Chas card

A patient going through breast screening on a mammogram machine.
A patient going through breast screening on a mammogram machine. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE- Singaporean women holding the blue or orange Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas) card can now get breast cancer screening done for free.

The Singapore Cancer Society, which officially opened its mammogram facility on Saturday, will fully pay for the subsidised screening rate of $50.

This financial assistance scheme is for an initial period of three years, after which it will be subject to a review for extension.

In a speech during the event to mark the opening of the facility, Mr Choo Eng Chuan, chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society, said: "Our aim is to get more Singaporean females in the lower to middle income group to go for early cancer screening."

The facility is located within the Singapore Cancer Society's multi-service centre, which is located on the sixth floor of the office tower at Junction 8 in Bishan.

Eligible Singaporeans may schedule an appointment by called 6499 9133 or sending an e-mail to cs-appointment@singaporecancersociety.org.sg. They may visit http://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/WhatWeDo/BreastExamination.aspx for more information.