Besides providing quality care to our patients, it is TCC’s mission to ensure that the public has access to accurate and up-to-date information on cancers and the important preventive measures.
In March 2011, TCC organised the “TCC Cancer Day” which consisted of a forum to dispel the myths on cancer and share about the preventive methods, screening tools and latest treatment methods avail to the different cancers. Participants received personalised advice on the type of cancer screening and cancer prevention methods that are suitable for them, based on his/ her risk profile. 350 people attended the event.
In September 2010, TCC organised the “TCC Colorectal Cancer Day” which consisted of a colorectal cancer forum focused on the risk factors, screening tools and the latest breakthrough in colorectal cancer treatment which have increased the survival rate of patients. To make colorectal screening more accessible to the public, TCC collaborated with its radiology and laboratory partners to offer participants affordable colorectal screening packages. 400 people attended the event.
In April 2010, TCC organised the “TCC Breast Cancer Day” which consisted of a breast cancer forum that focused on the risk factors, breast cancer risk assessment and reduction as well as the latest breakthrough in breast cancer treatment. Participants underwent an on-site breast cancer genetic risk assessment to accurately predict individual risk of developing breast cancer in the next 5 years. 400 people attended the event.
In January 2010, TCC organised the “TCC Lung Cancer Day” which consisted of a lung cancer forum as well as an educational section on smoking cessation. The objective was to raise public awareness of lung cancer and the impact of smoking – the primary cause of lung cancer. In addition, we encouraged family of smokers to help their loved ones stop smoking as secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer in non-smokers. A smoking cessation package was offered and a small exhibition, by the Health Promotion Board, was held at the forum. 300 people attended the event.
In September 2009, TCC organised the “TCC Liver Cancer Day” which consisted of a liver cancer forum and an on-site blood taking exercise for Hepatitis B screening at affordable prices. As Hepatitis B is the primary cause of liver cancer, the objective of the event was to encourage the public to take a proactive attitude towards their health, should they have no immunity against Hepatitis B. 164 people participated in the Hepatitis B screening.
In April 2009, TCC organised the “TCC Cervical Cancer Day” which consisted of a cervical cancer forum and an on-site Cervarix vaccination exercise at affordable prices. As cervical cancer is a preventable cancer, the objective of the event was to empower females to protect themselves against cervical cancer. 700 females took up the vaccination through this event.