Breast cancer is the number one cancer affecting women in Singapore with over 2,000 women diagnosed each year and approximately 280 dying from this disease+. However, early diagnosis of breast cancer through recommended screening and subsequent treatment greatly improves outcomes*. While breast cancer is a highly treatable and curable disease, women from low-income families often may not be able to access life-saving mammogram resulting in late diagnosis and poor outcomes.
365 Cancer Prevention Society (365CPS) and Icon Cancer Centre are teaming up in a bid to close the healthcare gap and empower women in need with access to vital cancer screening. The “#My1stMammo” fundraising campaign will run from 1 September to 31 December 2021 raising money for women aged 40 and above from lower income households to receive free access to a sponsored comprehensive mammogram including pre and post consultation with a GP at a SATA Medical Centre within their community.
Icon Cancer Centre Singapore CEO, Serena Wee says Icon is committed to improving health outcomes for all women across Singapore.
“We know early detection saves lives. As a leading cancer care provider, we are dedicated to making a lasting difference for cancer patients no matter their circumstances,” said Ms Wee.