Health Screening – Finding Out Before it's Too Late.
The phrase, “You know it, till you’ve got it,”
is often too true in the case of many illnesses. This has been
particularly true of cancer, which is silent during the early
stages. Thousands of men and women throughout the world have
died of prostate and breast cancer simply because they never
knew they had it until it was too late.
How many lives could be saved if only people went for health
screening earlier? Breast and prostate cancer need not be fatal,
especially if they are detected and dealt with early on. And
cancer is not the only thing that can be helped by health screening.
Diabetes and strokes are two other potentially fatal ailments
that are often caused by years of living an unhealthy lifestyle.
Imagine the pain and money that could be saved if many diabetics
and stroke patients could have detected they were at risk earlier
in life and made the necessary changes?
Regular health screening increases the chance that the build
up of silent killers like cancer can be stopped earlier on.
And this can only bring peace of mind – which can only
be better for ones health.
And where could one go to have health screening? With a position
as a hub of major international airlines and ships, as well
as some 14 world-class medical institutions, Singapore is an
ideal location to go to for a health screening.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Singapore has
the best health care system in Asia and one of the best in the
World. And the 200,000 people from around the world to use Singapore’s
medical facilities agree with this finding.
Health screening can range from simple test like taking blood
pressure to more complicated test that require technology and
expertise, like x-rays. And Singapore has the technology and
The National University Hospital (NUH) has already teamed up
with John Hopkins to boost the knowledge and training of Singapore’s
As for the technology, Singapore is one of the few medical centres
in the world to acquire cutting-edge diagnostic equipment like
PET/CT scanners that can be used to detect tumors at very high
accuracy levels. Singapore has three centres where health screenings
Both government and private health care providers go out of
their way to emphasize their “One-Stop, Seamless,”
service for patients throughout the world. The major health
care providers, Parkway Healthcare Group, Raffles Medical Group,
The National Health Group and SingHealth, all have “International
Patient Centres,” that provide such services. These services
include picking you up from the airport and easy registration
at the hospital. And in extreme cases, they will arrange for
emergency evacuations to Singapore, by commercial flights or
Health screening in Singapore is made to be an easy part and
natural part of a trip to Singapore. Hospitals like Raffles
Hospital cater for simple test like the taking of blood test
to be done in your hotel room, so that you don’t have
to leave the environment you’re comfortable with unless
its necessary. The Parkway Medical Health group delivers the
results of a health screening to your hotel.
The differences in health screening packages offered by the
competing health care providers are broadly similar, with differences
being more in presentation. All of them are divided into according
to sex and age groups as these groups are subject to different
health needs and so require different health screening needs.
Younger men, for example, are less likely to suffer from prostate
cancer than older men. They are however vulnerable to lung and
stomach cancer, Here is a list of some of the health screening
of Medical History
Kidney Function Test
examination and Mammogram
Full Physical Examination
and Stool Examination
densitometry for Osteoporosis (common for women after
or prenatal examinations
screening for aged
Health Screening is a comparatively cheap and effective service.
And with a sound infrastructure, trained health care workers,
state of the art technology and world-class hospitals, Singapore
is the perfect place for an effective health screening. Chances
are, any regional business traveler will have to stop by in
Singapore for a meeting or convention. So why shouldn’t
he or she stop by and have a health screening at the same time?
After all what are a few moments for health screening worth,
in return for achieving a peace of mind?