Cancer survivors can soon have check-ups nearer home


File photo showing patients waiting to pick up medicine at a pharmacy in Tampines Polyclinic.
File photo showing patients waiting to pick up medicine at a pharmacy in Tampines Polyclinic. PHOTO: ST FILE

Move to ease load at national cancer centres will see polyclinics, GPs doing follow-up care

Cancer survivors can soon opt to go to their family doctor or polyclinics for follow-up care, as part of a move to ease the load at Singapore's two national cancer centres.

The move will also cut their travel and other waiting time involved in follow-up checks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline 'Cancer survivors can soon have check-ups nearer home'. Print Edition | Subscribe