During the period from 2014 - 2018, an average of 41 people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and 15 people die from cancer every day.  1 in 4 people may develop cancer in their lifetime.* The good news is, with early detection and treatment, you can have better clinical/management outcomes.

 

Ten most common cancers affecting men & women (2014 - 2018)

Men No. of cases   Women No. of cases
Colon & rectum  6,129   Breast 11,232
Prostate 5,368   Colorectal & rectum 5,109
Lung 5,083   Lung 2,862
Liver 2,758   Corpus uteri (uterus) 2,769
Lymphoid neoplasms 2,358   Ovary & fallopian tube 1,897
Non-melanoma skin 1,975   Lymphoid neoplasms 1,809
Stomach 1,605   Non-melanoma skin 1,568
Kidney 1,494   Thyroid 1,483
Myeloid neoplasms 1,232   Stomach 1,160
Pancreas 1,119   Cervix uteri 1,088

(Source: Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Report 2018: Singapore Cancer Registry 50th Anniversary Monograph 1968-2017)

 

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