Cancer Screening

Cancer screening aims to detect cancer before symptoms appear. This may involve blood tests, urine tests, other tests, or medical imaging. The benefits of screening are cancer prevention, early detection and subsequent treatment.
Breast Cancer Screening: Yearly regular screening mammography at age of 40 years onwards.
Cervix cancer Screening: After the age of 20 years, all women should be screened every 3 years by PAP smear test.
Colon Cancer Screening: Starting at age 50, men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should use one of the screening tests below:

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years
  • Colonoscopy every 10 years
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years