Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Singapore today. In fact, one out of every 13 women in Singapore is likely to be affected by breast cancer.

All women are at risk of developing breast cancer and this risk increases if you:

  • Are aged 50 years and above

  • Have a family history of breast cancer

Importance of breast cancer screening

When breast cancer is found at an early stage, more treatment choices may be available and the chance of a complete recovery is higher. Going for regular mammograms is the most reliable way to detect breast cancer, even before lumps can be felt.

Support for low-income families in the North East district

In May 2023, the North East Community Development Council (NECDC) will be launching an initiative to support women from the low-income families who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

  1. Singaporean Citizens aged 50 and above with a Blue CHAS Card are invited to have their mammogram screening done.

  2. If you have received a diagnosis of breast cancer post-screening, NECDC will provide financial assistance of $10,000 to support your journey to recovery.

Join us for the launch of North East Cancer Warrior Support Scheme!

You can find more information on the support scheme and learn tips on how to stay active and healthy in your golden years!


​28 May 2023 (Sunday)


​10.30am to 1pm


​2 Sengkang Square, Sengkang Community Club, S545025 (beside Sengkang Polyclinic)


Mr Masagos Zulkifli
Minister for Social and Family Development,
Second Minister for Health & Minister-in-charge
for Muslim Affairs, Adviser to Tampines GRC Grassroots Organisations


Mr Desmond Choo
Mayor of North East District, Adviser to Tampines GRC Grassroots Organisations


Ref: I23