Mammogram Screening is More Affordable and More Accessible Now!
To encourage more women to go for a mammogram screening, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), and National Healthcare Group Diagnostics (NHGD) are making such screening more affordable by providing funding assistance through a ‘Community Mammobus Programme’ starting from 1 February 2018.
Subsidised Rate for Mammogram on Mammobus
|Fees (Subsidized rate)
|1st Time Screener
Who should go for Breast Screening?
- Women aged 40* years old & above (Singapore Citizen & Singapore PR)
- Have not gone for mammography in the last:
- 12 months (40-49 years old)*
- 24 months (50 years old & above)
- Have no breast symptoms such as breast lumps or nipple discharge
- Have not been breastfeeding for the past 6 months
- Not pregnant
(Note: Patients with mobility aids are advised to have their mammogram screening done a breast screening centres.)
*Women aged 40 to 49 years old can screen for breast cancer but they should talk to their doctor about the benefits and limitations of mammograms in this age group so that they can make an informed choice about going for screening.
How can I book for Mammogram Screening on Mammobus
- Book the Mammobus for community / corporate events or complementary breast cancer awareness talks alongside a Mammobus screening, e.g. Health Screening Day, Staff Wellness Day, Family Day
Contact BCF at 6356 0123 / Whatsapp to 9365 0864 OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click HERE to register for Mammobus screenings organized by BCF.
- For a full list of future Mammobus deployments, click here.
Pre-registrations are required and slots are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.
BCF Support Groups provide a safe, understanding, caring environment for people who have been affected by breast cancer to explore their emotions, ask questions, and share experiences, information and strategies they find useful in learning to cope with the disease.
Each month, Breast Cancer Foundation of Singapore conducts support groups meetings that include sharing sessions, discussions on relevant subjects (e.g. exercise and nutrition, surgery and treatment journey).
Our support groups are exclusive for survivors and caregivers only.
- English-Speaking Support Group (includes Malay, Indian & Expats)
- Mandarin-Speaking Support Group
- Caregivers-Support Group (integrated with Men’s Support League)
- Advanced & Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
- Young Women’s Support Group
Sessions are held on every 2nd Saturday of the month: 10am – 12pm
*Details are subject to changes.
Alternatively, you may email us at email@example.com.
BCF’s Volunteer Befriending Programme aims to assist women diagnosed with, and survivors of Breast Cancer as well as family members and friends to cope with their feelings and to regain a sense of control over important aspects of their lives.
Volunteer Befrienders, all of whom are breast cancer survivors themselves, provide information and emotional support through the breast cancer journey.
Asking questions about breast cancer can be difficult. BCF’s Volunteer Befrienders, have experienced the ups and downs of breast cancer and are prepared to answer any question you may have. Give us a call today!
Hospital Visit Programme
[TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19]
The Hospital Visit Programme offers women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer with personal visits by BCF Volunteer Befrienders before discharge. The visits provide patients with emotional support and much needed information on recovering from surgery, coping with treatment, and available support services where follow-up is conducted primarily by telephone.
Regular hospital visits are conducted to several of the major hospitals, and ad hoc visits can be arranged to any hospital in Singapore. If you would like to arrange for a BCFVolunteer Befrienders to visit a post-operative breast cancer patient, please contact BCF.
Hotline: 6356 0123
The Positive Appearance Scheme provides sponsorship for prostheses and bras for lower-income women diagnosed with, and survivors of breast cancer. It is only available at government run, restructured hospitals.
The following are the criteria:
- Women who have had mastectomy surgery at least 3 months prior (so as to allow time for the surgery stitches to heal – the application can be submitted earlier)
- Patients must be referred by their hospital’s Medical Social Worker (MSW)
Those who qualify for it could approach their medical social worker for more information on the application for the scheme.
The Wig Loan Programme enables women diagnosed with, and survivors of Breast Cancer to borrow wigs.
[EXCLUSIVELY FOR BCF MEMBERS]
The Pink Talks are conducted for the purpose of educating and empowering our members with knowledge that is necessary for them to lead a well-informed life.
All sessions are currently conducted on Zoom, due to the COVID-19 situation.
- Every Last Wednesday of every month: LIVE from 1 – 2pm, Re-play from 8 – 9 pm
BCF’s Healing Through The Arts (HTTA) Programme provides women diagnosed with, and survivors of breast cancer with an opportunity to help themselves in their short and long-term recovery. These activities are conducted by BCF Volunteers, most of whom are either breast cancer survivors or professionals in their respective fields.
*Download Our Calendar of Events For Feb 2024 Here.
Register now for our htta programmes
- Porcelain Painting: http://tinyurl.com/PorcelainPainting2024
- Physio Self-Care: http://tinyurl.com/PhysioSelfCare2024
- Nagomi Art: http://tinyurl.com/NagomiArt2024
- Stretchband: http://tinyurl.com/Stretchband2024
- Acrylic Painting: http://tinyurl.com/AcrylicPainting2024
- Cardio Dancehttp: http://tinyurl.com/CardioDance2024
- Bollyfit: http://tinyurl.com/Bollyfit2024
- Low Impact Aerobics: https://forms.gle/V5sTFqkdwuJmN8W7A
- Zumba: http://tinyurl.com/Zumba2024
- Pilates: http://tinyurl.com/Pilates2024
- FUNdraising Crotchet: http://tinyurl.com/FUNdraisingCrochet2024
- FUNdraising Sewing: http://tinyurl.com/FUNdraisingSewing2024
Paddlers in the Pink
The BCF Paddlers in the Pink (BCF-PIP) Dragon Boat Programme, the first of its kind in Asia when it began, involves dry land and paddling training for breast cancer survivors and supporters. BCF-PIP, one of several BCFs Healing Through the Arts Programme, enables participants to improve their physical and mental well-being as well as demonstrate that women living with breast cancer can continue to lead full, active lives.
The criteria to join BCF-PIP are as follows:
- One must be above 18 years old
- One must be either a breast cancer survivor, friend/family of a survivor
- One must be at least 3 months out of treatment (other than hormonal therapy)
- One must have a medical memo that shows that she is fit to join in the paddling
BCF is dedicated to raise breast cancer awareness, promote early detection and provide support to people affected by the disease. We are able to work towards achieving our objectives and our mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, thanks to support from corporate sponsors and well-wishers.
BCF volunteers come from all walks of life, ranging from students to working professionals, organisations and survivors. We also provide training to our volunteers depending on their needs of the task they are assigned.
BCF has a membership size of over 1000 members, which consists of women diagnosed with, and survivors of Breast Cancer, and supporters. They take part in our programmes and activities that are crafted to suit their needs. They also play an active role in education, raising awareness of breast cancer and providing support for women diagnosed with, and Survivors of breast cancer as well as their families.