You know what's worse than cancer? Not knowing you have it and waiting too long to do something about it. Most doctors recommend women under 40 to get screened every two-three years and those over 40 to have checks annually. In 2018, the World Health Organization
recognized that around 2.1 million women worldwide were affected by breast cancer. It's also the number one cause of cancer-related death in women.
Look there's probably a million other things you'd rather do, but a screening takes less than an hour, and now's the best time to go: hospitals have deals on until the end of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) that make it less of a shock to your WeChat wallet.
breast cancer screening package includes both an ultrasound and mammogram for 980rmb
until the end of October. Take two friends along with you and they'll screen you all for just 380rmb
has a few options. The cheapest option at 380rmb
includes an ultrasound, 450rmb
gets you a mammogram, and the most expensive option at 1,280rmb
includes a mammogram and more extensive checks for tumor markers.
breast screening includes either a mammogram or ultrasound for 880rmb
and is available at its People's Square Clinic
. Important note, this screening isn't covered by insurance.
Shanghai United Family's
package includes screening for both cervical and breast cancer via ultrasound for 1,500rmb
is offering a package for 999rmb
which in addition to a breast ultrasound also includes a cervical screening and pelvis ultrasound.
Breast cancer screenings usually involve a physical exam and consultation with a breast specialist and a scan of the breast tissues via ultrasound, mammogram (x-ray of the breast to check for lumps/nodules), and/or MRI. A combination of both mammogram and MRI increases the chance of detecting cancer but they also tend to be more expensive.
Check out our Health Directory for up-to-date information on every major hospital and clinic in Shanghai, as well as more articles on health-related topics like our essential guide to healthcare in Shanghai, how to get health insurance, and where to get a check-up.