With effect from 1 July 2011, CPF Medisave can be used to screen for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. This may encourage more to screen for these two top cancers in Singapore, with over 1400 cases a year.
The limit for mammogram is $300 a year. It is $950 for colonoscopy, plus $300 a day for any additional hospital charges. However, if you have bought the Medisave-Approved Integrated Shield Plan such as NTUC Enhanced IncomeShield, colonoscopy is a day surgery and hence is claimable.
It is recommended for women aged 50 to 69 to go for a mammogram once every two years. And it is once every 10 years for those are above 50 years old. Though the cheaper alternative stool test can be done annually, it may not be that accurate.