02 Oct '11, 6am

(ST) Wellness programme for subsidised mammograms extended

(ST) Wellness programme for subsidised mammograms extended

A wellness programme aimed at encouraging women to go for their first mammogram has been extended to those due for a subsequent check. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM By Ng Kai Ling A wellness programme aimed at encouraging women to go for their first mammogram has been extended to those due for a subsequent check. Under Project Celebrate Wellness which started in 2010, women aged 50 and above pay just $25 for their first mammogram. This subsidised rate will now be available to those planning for a re-screen. At a roadshow held in Choa Chu Kang on Sunday, Mdm Halimah Yacob, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports, said that the programme was extended to encourage the habit of regular screening. She added: 'When detected at the early stages, the treatment of breast cancer is less complicated - some women with early stage cancer may only need surgery without...

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