Women’s Health Screening
Tackling one detection at a time
Notice lumps and bumps around your breast? Or perhaps bleeding or unusual discharge from the nipple? At Atlas Associates Clinic, we understand that finding lumps on your breast can be scary and intimidating. And we assure you that we are here to help eliminate the stress and help you navigate this journey, one bump at a time.
What is the Women’s Package about?
The Women’s Package is a health screening package curated for women to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness. It aims to provide a more holistic and extensive overview of women’s health. Starting this 2nd October onwards, the women’s package will be available. You can find the package details below:
|Women’s Package ($480 Before GST)
|Full Blood Count
|None & Joint
|Gardasil 9 (3 doses)
|View Full Package
What is the different testing that the Women’s Package offers?
- A mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breast. It helps doctors identify and diagnose any abnormalities found in the breast, such as lumps. This is a common screening test used to detect early signs of breast cancer. However, a mammogram screening test is recommended for women aged 40 and above.
- Ultrasound Breast
- Similar to a mammogram, this test helps detect any early signs of breast cancer. Women aged 40 and below are recommended to take an ultrasound breast screening. However, unlike a mammogram, an ultrasound scan is a testing technique that uses ultrasound waves to detect abnormalities in the breast such as lumps.
- Full Blood Count
- This test helps to identify any abnormalities in the blood. It helps to diagnose a variety of illnesses, infections and diseases. The test measures the number and status of the blood cells.
- Cholesterol Test
- This test measures the levels of the different types of cholesterol present in your body. High levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) indicate a higher risk of developing heart-related diseases. However, high levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) can protect your heart and lower the risk of heart disease.
- Blood Glucose Test
- A blood glucose test helps measure your blood glucose (sugar) levels.
- As women experience heavy blood loss during menstruation, they have a higher risk of being anaemic. This test helps identify the blood count in your body and helps indicate if you have an iron deficiency.
- Resting ECG
- This is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity in the heart. It helps detect any abnormalities in the heart’s rhythm and structure, such as arrhythmias, heart blockages, or damage to the heart muscle.
- PAP Smear
- This is a screening test to help detect any abnormal cells in the cervix that might indicate cervical cancer.
- Please fast 8-10 hours before the appointment day
- You may consume adequate amount of plain water during fasting
- You may take your routine morning medicine (except diabetic medicine, if any) until you have completed your blood-taking
What is Breast Cancer?
Health Hub states breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. Breast cancer can start from different parts of the breast and is life-threatening. It occurs when cells in the breast begin to mutate, grow out of control and the cells start to spread through blood circulation.
Although non-cancerous breast tumours (abnormal growths) are not life-threatening, some benign breast lumps can increase the risk of breast cancer development. Regular health check-ups, health screenings and self-breast examinations are crucial in detecting any early onset signs or symptoms of breast cancer even before lumps appear.
Who is at risk?
- Women aged 40 years and older*
- Family history of breast cancer
- History of ovarian cancer
- History of breast lumps
- Ladies undergoing menopause
- Early onset of menopause
- Being on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
- Consumption of alcohol
*Although women aged 40 and older have a higher risk, 40 and below are still vulnerable to developing breast cancer.
Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Familiarising yourself with how your breasts usually look and feel can help increase the chances of early detection. Although health screenings are important, knowing how your breast looks and feels typically enables you to be more alert for any changes. Some signs and symptoms to look out for include:
- Painless lump (or any form of swelling of all or parts of the breast)
- Bleeding or unusual discharge from the nipple
- Persistent rash around the nipple
- Breast or nipple pain
- Dimpled skin (a small dent inwards)