Did you know that Breast cancer is the number 1 cancer amongst ladies in Singapore? According to the National Cancer Centre Singapore, 11232 cases of breast cancer in ladies were reported between 2014 to 2018.
Early detection of breast cancer is very important. However, it can be difficult to detect it ourselves as there is no pain or visible lumps during the early stages. This is why Dr Anthony Tang recommends a breast cancer screening every year for all women over 40. For all ladies aged 50 and above, Dr Tang advises you to go for a screening once every two years.
At a regular breast cancer screening, you will usually be required to have a mammogram and/or a breast ultrasound scan. A mammogram and breast ultrasound scan would be able to detect the presence of lumps within the breast. Be reassured that getting a mammogram is safe as the radiation from the machine is very low. You can find out more about the various breast cancer screenings here.
Check out the video to find out why it is recommended for women to go for an annual breast cancer screening.