If you’ve stubbed or jammed your finger and are wondering if you should see a doctor, here’s what to look out for to prevent more serious problems in future.
Approximately 2000 people in Singapore suffer a heart attack each year. Furthermore, heart disease is occurring at a younger age. Some as young as 40.
After days of nail-biting, the dreaded diagnosis is out: it’s cancer, your doctor says. As you struggle to digest this life-changing news, he is already telling you about the expensive or newer experimental treatment he has in mind. You quietly ask yourself: Should I seek a second opinion?
Discovering a lump in the rectal area and blood in stools could indicate an issue with piles, also known as haemorrhoids.
Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a condition where an enlarged but non-cancerous prostate causes urinary problems, is extremely common among older men.
Ovarian cancer remains one of the most challenging of all gynaecological diseases to detect and cure. An early diagnosis can be life-saving.
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.
Women who experience abnormal vaginal bleeding might want to visit their gynaecologist for a check to rule out womb or uterine 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.