Cancer Society files police report over fake flier

The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) lodged a police report yesterday over a flier, which allegedly offers health checks to women, said to be circulating in Yishun.

SCS chief executive officer Albert Ching, in a statement to The Straits Times, said the flier "is in no way related to the cancer-screening services" the society offers.

An image of the flier was uploaded on the Facebook page of alternative news site All Singapore Stuff yesterday afternoon.

The flier, which contained an SCS logo, stated that health checks for women at risk of breast cancer would be conducted at several Housing Board blocks in Yishun on three different days. No block numbers were given and two dates had the year as 2014. It also said women would have to be naked, and that fees ranged from $50 to $100.

Mr Ching said SCS offers free pap smear screening and mammograms to eligible women. This can be done by appointment at the SCS Cancer Screening Clinic located at Bishan Junction 8 Office Tower.

He added: "Besides the SCS Cancer Screening Clinic, SCS partners selected licensed general practitioner clinics islandwide to offer pap smears at no cost during campaign periods - for example, the annual SCS Women's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness campaign from May to July."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2017, with the headline 'Cancer Society files police report over fake flier'. Print Edition | Subscribe