Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Colorectal Cancer Screening

iFOBT (immunochemical-based Faecal Occult Blood Test) community screening started in MOH health clinics since 2013.  It is available at government health clinics in Penang.

CRITERIA for Screening:
Age Group: 50 - 75 years old
Asymptomatic (pre-clinical state)
No family history
Health Clinics & Community (integrated / opportunistic screening)
Willingness to proceed with colonoscopy or further intervention
High-risk Group (with symptoms/family history) will be referred directly to Hospital for further assessment and management.

POPULATION AT RISK:

High Risk
Personal history of either polyps or colorectal cancer
Family history of either polyps or colorectal cancer
Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease
Family history of cancer such as breast, uterine & ovarian.
Average Risk
Asymptomatic individual aged over 40 years
Low Risk
Asymptomatic individuals aged less than 40 years and other than those listed above.

List of government health clinics in Penang:


Source:  Ministry of Health

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Infertility Seminar

Saturday, 8 April 2017
Auditorium 18th Floor, Gleneagles Penang
9.00 am - 3.30 pm

Organised by:  Penang Family Health Development Association
Further information, please contact Ms Engie at 04 281 3144, 016 475 0272 or email <info@fhdapenang.org>