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During the period from 2015 - 2019, an average of 43 people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and 16 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 (2015 - 2019)

Men No. of cases   Women No. of cases
Colon & rectum  6,436   Breast 11,805
Prostate 5,875   Colorectal & rectum 5,253
Lung 5,218   Lung 3,074
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 2019)

 

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