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.


Men Age-standardised incidence (%) Women Age-standardised incidence (%)
Colorectal 38.2% Breast 69.8%
Lung 32.6% Colorectal 27.2%
Prostate 31.8% Lung 15.4%
Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts 17.7% Corpus uteri (uterus) 16.9%
Lymphoid neoplasms 17.8% Ovary & fallopian tube 13.1%
Non-melanoma skin 12.3% Lymphoid neoplasms 12.3%
Stomach 10.2% Non-melanoma skin 8.0%
Kidney and other urinary organs** 9.4% Thyroid 10.3%
Myeloid neoplasms 8.1% Stomach 6.2%
Nasopharynx 7.5% Cervix uteri 7.1%

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

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


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