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Learn more about health screening - what it is, its importance, and recommended health screenings in Singapore.

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What Is Health Screening?

Health screening is a medical test or examination that helps detect potential health issues or risk factors in individuals who are deemed healthy or do not have any symptoms. It is aimed to identify any health issues at an early stage when treatment is most effective. 

When you go for a typical health screening in Singapore, you may find three types of services included in most packages – (i) physical examinations such as vision and hearing tests, and EKG / ECG tests for the heart. Endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy may also be included in higher-priced health screening packages. ; (ii) laboratory tests such as tumour marker screenings, blood sugar tests, cholesterol tests, and urine and stool analysis; and (iii) radiology & imaging tests such as ultrasounds, CT scan, MRIs, or PET scans.

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Why Is Health Screening Important?

Health screening, particularly regular health screening, is important in anyone’s healthcare routine. It empowers you with knowledge about your health and enables you to make informed decisions about it. Knowing an underlying health condition will also help you adopt a healthy lifestyle and engage in preventive measures while it is still early. All in all, health screening contributes to better health, reduced healthcare cost, and promotes overall well-being.

It is also important to note that even if you see your GP regularly, you should still go for an annual health screening. GP visits are generally focused on treating existing health conditions or addressing any immediate concerns that you may have. On the other hand, annual health screenings are designed to identify potential health problems before they become serious. This means that you can take steps to prevent or manage these issues before they impact your overall health.

What Are The Recommended Health Screenings In Singapore?

According to the Guidelines For Health Screening by the Ministry of Health, below are the recommended screenings for men and women at average risk for particular chronic diseases. It is to note that a healthcare provider may personalise the timing of each test to best cater to an individual’s needs. 

Recommended Health Screening For Men

Recommended Health Screening For Men

Recommended Health Screening For Women

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A cancer screening is a test (or tests) done to identify in an asymptomatic patient the presence of a particular type of cancer, or to identify the presence of health conditions that raise the risk of a particular cancer. This is important, as early detection of cancer usually makes it easier to treat it successfully.

There are various methods used for gastric and colorectal cancer screening. For gastric cancer screening, gastroscopy is the gold standard for detection. There are also tumour markers such as  Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) and CA 19-9. GASTROClear™ by MiRXES is another method to test for stomach cancer. It is a biomarker blood test that is convenient, minimally invasive, and has high accuracy.

Colorectal cancer screening methods include Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), tumour marker (CEA) and colonoscopy, the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening.

Mammography is today, the most reliable way of breast cancer screening in Singapore.

Medical experts recommend lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT).

Eye Screenings are conducted to assess the overall health of a person’s eyes and to detect any potential eye conditions or diseases, particularly in their early stages when they may not yet cause noticeable symptoms. It can help help identify issues that, if left untreated, could lead to vision impairment or blindness.

Heart screening, also known as cardiovascular screening or cardiac screening, detects heart disease or cardiovascular issues in their early stages, even before symptoms appear. Early detection and intervention can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular events.

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Consult Our Preferred Doctor On Health Screening

Dr Chua Boon Suan is the Senior Resident Physician at AsiaMedic Wellness Assessment Centre in Singapore. For many years of her career, she saw patients at the Health Screening and Wellness Centres at various hospitals and helps patients manage their chronic illnesses. If you are interested in doing a health screening at AsiaMedic, Dr Chua may be the doctor for you.

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What Should I Do After Health Screening?

If your health screening results come back as normal, it generally means that no significant health issues or abnormalities were detected at the time of the screening. Continue to follow the recommended schedule for regular health screenings based on your age, gender, and individual risk factors. You should also maintain a healthy lifestyle and monitor for any symptoms.

If your health screening results are abnormal, indicating the presence of a potential health issue or abnormality, it’s important to consult your healthcare provider immediately. Swift action and effective management of your condition can lead to improved outcomes and help prevent or delay the onset of severe complications. 

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