Liver Cancer Screening Singapore

The 4th most common cancer among Singaporean males is liver cancer. Compared to a Singaporean female, a Singaporean male is 4 times more likely to suffer from liver cancer. Generally, if you do not have any risk factors, there is no need to screen for cancer. Those with conditions such as chronic hepatitis B infection, hepatitis C liver cirrhosis, and liver cirrhosis from other causes are recommend to undergo screening for liver cancer.

Top 10 Male Cancers in Singapore from 2015 to 2019. Liver cancer is the 4th most common cancer in Singaporean males.
Source: Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Report 2019

The tests for liver cancer screening include:

  • Serum Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) Level: A protein in the blood when raised, indicates hepatitis and liver cancer
  • Ultrasound of the Liver: Gallbladder and bile ducts inclusive

It is recommended that testing for AFP levels should be done every 3 to 6 months, whereas ultrasound liver scan should be done every 6 to 12 months.

Credits & Note: The above information is adapted from the Ministry of Health's (MOH) health screening guidelines and not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please consult a doctor for medical advice.

Prices

These are the prices of the above-mentioned tests.

Test Price*
Ultrasound Liver $138.00
Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) $35.00

*Prices are before GST and subject to GST.

Health Screening with ATA Medical

Want to skip the queue at the polyclinic? We are a one-stop health screening clinic equipped with Chest X-Ray, Mammogram and Ultrasound scans for your medical examination and full body check up.

Our clinic is conveniently located in the Central Business District (CBD) at Anson Road, and just a 4-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

Main entrance of ATA Medical clinic (Anson House)
Screen of ATA Medical's ultrasound machine showing ultrasound scan being done on patient
ATA Medical's Dr Jana Lim examining a patient while taking her blood pressure

Why Use Us?

How Do I Make An Appointment?

Generally, you are encouraged to consult our doctor if you are a walk-in patient without any referrals. This is recommended because the results require contextual interpretation and follow up. There will be a consultation fee of $35 before GST.

Book or Enquire Through WhatsApp At 88933757
Ask Through Email At hello@healthscreening.sg

What You Need To Bring

1. Identification Card/Documentations and Memo/Referral Letter (if any).

2. For Payment: Cash, NETS, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Union Pay, Grab Pay or PayNow.

How Long Does It Take?

1. On average, most of our patients finish their liver cancer screening within 30 to 60 minutes during off peak hours. Please feel free to enquire about the best appointment times with least waiting time.

2. The report will be ready in 72 hours and will be emailed to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to fast for my liver cancer screening?

Yes, you are required to fast for 6 hours if you are doing an ultrasound liver test. This means only plain water is allowed.

If you are only doing a lipid panel blood test alone, you are not required to fast.

Why do I need to fast before my ultrasound liver test?

In order for us to achieve a clear image of your liver, it is best to not have presence of any food. Thus, fasting will ensure the optimal accuracy for your ultrasound liver test.

How fast can the liver cancer screening be completed?

During off-peak hours, we should finish your tests within 30 to 60 minutes. You may also enquire with us through WhatsApp or Call at 88933757 about the best appointment times.

Health Screening Packages

1. Comprehensive Health Screening: You may also be keen to explore our routine and comprehensive health screening packages. Our Crown Plus ($458) has an AFP test with it, while our Royal ($642) and Jewel ($1369) packages have both ultrasound liver tests and AFP bundled with them.

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