23 Dec '11, 11am

Breast cancer patients can tap Medisave for mammograms

In "Why is the Medisave option for mammograms only for women aged 50 and above?" (Dec 16, online), Mr Stanley Wong asked why his wife, a breast cancer patient who underwent a successful lumpectomy at the National University Hospital, was unable to pay for her mammogram with Medisave. Cancer patients may use up to $600 a year from their Medisave accounts for any scans, blood or investigative tests needed to monitor their condition. This includes mammograms for breast cancer patients who have undergone lumpectomy. We understand that staff at NUH had mistakenly communicated otherwise to Mrs Wong. NUH has since contacted Mr Wong to clarify the situation.

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC111223-0000147/Breas...

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