Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Singapore Flyer glowed pink for 2 1/2 hours on 1 Oct to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The theme for this year is “Treasure the Breast Things in Life”.

To raise awareness of breast health, Estee Lauder Singapore is donating $32,500 to the Breast Cancer Foundation to provide 500 needy women aged 40 and above with free mammograms.
And since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all screening mammography at polyclinics booked during October will cost only $20 each, down from the usual $50. (Singapore Cancer Society is subsidising $20 while the polyclinics will be subsidising $10)
Do you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore? Of all cancers diagnosed among women in Singapore, almost 30% are breast cancers. More than 1400 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and more than 300 die as a result of breast cancer each year. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age.
Remember, early detection through regular screening mammograms saves lives.

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