In Singapore, about 39 people are diagnosed with cancer every day, 15 people die of cancer every day, and 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.


Singapore Cancer Registry 50th Anniversary Monograph 1968-2017 (2013-2017 Incidence data)

Men No. of cases   Women No. of cases
Colon & rectum  5,799   Breast 10,824
Lung 4,992   Colorectal & rectum 4,835
Prostate 4,853   Lung 2,788
Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts 2,705   Corpus uteri (uterus) 2,610
Lymphoid neoplasms 2,259   Ovary & fallopian tube 1,874
Non-melanoma skin 1,866   Lymphoid neoplasms 1,725
Stomach 1,551   Non-melanoma skin 1,507
Kidney and other urinary organs* 1,381   Thyroid 1,426
Myeloid neoplasms 1,134   Stomach 1,147
Nasopharynx 1,079   Cervix uteri 1,077

* Other urinary refers to renal pelvis, ureter, urethra, etc.


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