02 Jul '11, 9pm

900,000 targeted for colorectal cancer screening

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has launched a national screening programme to get 900,000 residents aged 50 and older to get tested early for colorectal cancer. Letters will be sent to residents in the high-risk group for colorectal cancer - Singapore's No 1 cancer - each year for the next three years to remind them to get screened. Free test kits for the cancer were handed out during the HPB's 10th anniversary celebrations at 34 community clubs yesterday. These test kits will also be made available at more than 700 Chronic Disease Management Programme GP, hospitals, polyclinics and the Singapore Cancer Society. The HPB will also work through the People's Association's Wellness Programme to offer an integrated screening service to residents. VIMITA MOHANDAS

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