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The Importance Of Female Health Screening Packages

Dr. Derek Koh

Head, Health Screening at Thomson Wellth Clinic

MBBS (Singapore), GDFM (Singapore)

Dr. Derek Koh practises preventive medicine through tailored health screenings & wellness programmes including the management of Andropause, Menopause and Obesity. He is also Board Certified in Anti-Ageing; has attained his Fellowship with the American Board of Anti-Ageing.

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Women often dedicate their lives to taking care of their family all while juggling their work at the same time. Naturally, the stress and lack of rest take a toll on their health and some may even brush off symptoms until it becomes too late. 

Furthermore, women are more susceptible to certain health conditions such as breast cancer, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases. Thus, one’s health should never take the back seat because a strong and healthy body is key to a quality and enjoyable life. 

Here are some examples of how a female health screening package in Singapore will benefit you – read on to find out more. 

Benefits of a Female Health Screening

1. Cancer Detection

woman having a mammogram screening in singapore

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore while cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. 

Thankfully, early detection of breast or cervical cancer can drastically increase women’s survival rate by 90% and 92% respectively. 

Detection for breast cancer can be done through self-examination to feel for any lumps but a mammogram screening is the most accurate method as it can detect abnormalities before they even show up. This is why women are encouraged to go for one every year if they are above 40 years old. 

Cervical cancer screening is done through a pap smear to check for abnormal cells in the cervix. Early detection allows the removal of these abnormal cells even before they turn cancerous. As the risk of cervical cancer increases as women age, it is recommended to go for a pap smear once every three years if you are above 25 years old. 

2. Management of Chronic Conditions

Management of chronic conditions

Apart from detecting cancers, female health screening packages in Singapore are also comprehensive and cover screening for major organs such as the liver, lungs, heart, bones and joints. 

This means you will get to understand more about your risks for chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and arthritis so you can make lifestyle changes to reduce the chances of developing the conditions.

Additionally, health screenings can help to bring underlying medical conditions to light, allowing you to start treatment early to prevent your condition from worsening and lower the risk of complications. 

3. For Family Planning

Happy family in singapore

Are you thinking of expanding your family? Then, family planning is extremely important to protect yourself from health risks that could occur before, during and after childbirth. 

Going for a health screening is one of the best ways to determine if your body and health are ready as well as to assess the risks involved. For instance, preconception tests that will be beneficial when it comes to family planning include a pap smear to check for cervical cancer and a pelvis ultrasound to detect any cysts or fibroids in the uterus and ovaries. 

Knowing if you have high blood pressure or diabetes through a health screening is also great for family planning so you know the precautions to take while pregnant for smooth delivery. 

Health Screening for Females in Singapore

Going for a health screening has other benefits such as giving yourself peace of mind and helping you to live life to the fullest. 

Here at Thomson Wellth, we provide a wide range of affordable health screening packages focusing on women’s health that are designed to help you improve your quality of life.

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