LEARN ABOUT CANCER

Cancer can happen to anyone and at any time, whether it’s you or someone whom you’re close to.

However, there are always ways to cope with cancer through better understanding of treatments available and early detection.

TOP 10 MOST COMMON CANCERS

In Singapore, about 37 people are diagnosed with cancer every day. However, with early detection and treatment, we can treat and/or prevent this disease.

  • Colorectal
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Liver
  • Lymphoid Neoplasms
  • Skin, including Melanoma
  • Stomach
  • Nasopharynx
  • Kidney & other Urinary*
  • Myeloid Neoplasms
* Other urinary refers to renal pelvis, ureter, urethra, etc.
# Singapore Cancer Registry, Interim Annual Registry Report, Trends in Cancer Incidence in Singapore, 2010-2014
Source: Singapore Cancer Society

A RISING TREND OF CONCERN

The number of people diagnosed with cancer has increased over the years, from 11,431 in 2010 to 13,416 in 2014, with a total of 61,519 patients in Singapore.

Source: Singapore Cancer Registry

SURVIVING CANCER

The number of cancer patients may have increased over the years, but so have those who survived. Early screening, living a healthy lifestyle, and taking other precautions can help lower the risk of getting this disease.

Source: National Cancer Institute

TREATING CANCER

From diagnosis and surgery to the various types of therapy, the battle against cancer can be a long and expensive one. Hence, every donation counts to make this battle easier for cancer patients. 

CANCER PROCEDURES TREATMENT COSTS
LUNG SURGICAL TREATMENT FROM *$6,301
PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT FROM     $443
BREAST LUMP REMOVAL/BIOPSY FROM   $1,298
* Bill amount is according to a private hospital cost for day surgery.
Source: Ministry of Health

YOUR CONTRIBUTION MATTERS

Let’s do our part to help those who are battling cancer. Donate to the Singapore Cancer Society directly or join POKKA to assist them in a speedier recovery.