02 Oct '11, 1pm

Follow up on breast screening: That is one of the messages of this year's Project Celebrate Wellness, which want...

SINGAPORE: The number of breast screenings in Singapore has gone up, but authorities are now directing their efforts to get more women to go for follow-up screenings. That is one of the messages of this year's Project Celebrate Wellness, which wants women to take control of their well-being. Doctors advise women over 50 to go for a mammogram every two years. Since 2009, Project Celebrate Wellness has been offering first-time mammograms at S$25, half of what it usually costs. This year, Khoo Foundation has extended this subsidy to those going for their second screening in 2012 or 2013. Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob said besides lowering costs, outreach efforts should be stepped up. "The biggest obstacles are fear and prejudice, or rather ignorance," Madam Halimah said. "Ignorance about the consequences, ignorance also about what...

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