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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month returns in March

Younger Singaporeans have been urged to encourage their loved ones above the age of 50 to go for colorectal cancer screening.

SINGAPORE: Younger Singaporeans have been urged to encourage their loved ones above the age of 50 to go for colorectal cancer screening.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month returns this March and the campaign's organisers, the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS), want to highlight that the risk increases for those over 50.

The SCS will also be teaming up with Moulmein-Kallang GRC to educate their residents about the disease.

As part of the campaign, free colorectal screening kits will be distributed at all SingHealth and National Healthcare Group polyclinics next month.

They will also be made available at SCS offices at Bishan and Realty Centre, as well as 73 selected Guardian Health and Beauty outlets.

Dr Cheong Wai Kit, chairman of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign, said he had these important messages - that colorectal cancer is a number one cancer in Singapore among men and women; that if the cancer is detected early through screening, it can be cured; and that screening saves lives.

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