Up TO 40,000 low-income women will be eligible for free breast cancer screenings over the next five years, with an additional $2 million being added to an existing screening programme.
The programme is a collaboration between the Breast Cancer Foundation and Health Promotion Board (HPB) and started in March last year.
Lower-income women aged 50 and above who are Community Health Assist Scheme card-holders are eligible for the free mammograms. Those who qualify will receive a letter from the HPB.
This programme complements existing government subsidies for mammograms making the procedure completely free for this group of women.
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