According to the Singapore Cancer Registry, breast cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in females and the leading cause of cancer death in women.
Hysterectomy is the main treatment for uterine cancer. Find out how it is performed, and how it impacts a woman’s body.
Cardiothoracic surgeons use surgical procedures such as keyhole surgery, lobectomy and open lobectomy (thoracotomy) to remove cancer from the lung.
Chest X-rays and Computerised Tomography (CT) scans are some of the tests done to diagnose lung cancer. If a tumour is detected, a biopsy will ascertain the type of cancer and its stage.
A chronic cough, coughing up blood, a hoarse voice, chest pains and fatigue could be symptoms of late-stage lung cancer.
Women who experience abnormal vaginal bleeding might want to visit their gynaecologist for a check to rule out womb or uterine cancer.
The first signs of nasopharyngeal cancer (nose cancer) can be subtle and painless, which is why it is difficult to detect in the early stages.
Men who are above 50 years old should visit their doctor to check their risk of having prostate cancer.
Diagnosing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among Singaporean men, and those who are over 50 years old should go for a check-up to determine their risk of having or developing the disease.
Is treatment required for prostate cancer? Does it always advance slowly? Will it kill? Learn to separate fact from myth.