According to a 2012 report released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the risk of acquiring cancer in Indonesia before the age of 75 is 14%. The report also warned that almost 195,000 people will die of cancer every year.
Undergoing cancer screening will greatly lessen your chances of being included in that statistic. Thanks to aggressive information campaigns of various medical and cancer institutions around the world, it has been established that there is a high chance of curing cancer if it is detected in its early stages.
The question is where to undergo screening?
You do have a number of options as to locations where you can undergo cancer screening in Indonesia although they are rather limited. One of these options is at the Mochtar Riady Comprehensive Cancer Centre (MRCCC).
However, if you need a more comprehensive cancer screening option outside of your country, it’s best to take a short trip to Singapore. Cancer screening in Singapore is widely available. Most government and private hospitals offer a number of cancer screening procedures using the most advanced medical technology and on-site laboratory. In addition, Singapore has a long list of qualified cancer specialists and modern medical facilities designed to make cancer diagnosis and even treatment as comfortable and as convenient as possible.
Despite being recognized for its advancement in the field of cancer screening and treatment, Singapore remains to be one of the cheaper places for these services. When compared to Indonesia and western countries, the cost of cancer screening is substantially lower.