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Cancer Statistics (中文)

TEN MOST FREQUENT CANCERS AFFECTING (MEN & WOMEN IN SINGAPORE)

Top 10 cancers affecting Singapore men

Site               Ranking No.     
Colo-rectum 1 5,103
Lung 2 4,454
Prostate 3 3,694
Liver 4 2,254
Lymphoma                      5 2,023
Skin (Incl. Melanoma)  6 1,719
Stomach 7 1,432
Nasopharynx  8 1,103
Kidney & Other Urinary 9 1,077
Myeloid Neoplasms 10 942

Top 10 cancers affecting Singapore women

Site               Ranking No.     
Breast 1 9,284
Colo-rectum 2 4,221
Lung 3 2,399
Corpus Uteri 4 2,089
Ovary 5 1,719
Lymphoma                      6 1,410
Skin (Incl. Melanoma) 7 1,381
Thyroid  8 1,184
Stomach 9 1,115
Cervix Uteri 10 1,005

Top 10 frequent cancer deaths in Singapore, 2010-2014

Ranking Male                     Female  
1 Lung Breast
2 Colo-rectum Lung
3 Liver Colo-rectum
4 Stomach Liver
5 Pancreas Stomach
6 Prostate Pancreas
7 Nasopharynx Ovary
8 Lymphomas                   Cervix Uteri
9 Kidney & other Urinary Lymphomas
10 Leukaemias Leukaemias                   

Highest ranking Cancers among Chinese Residents, 2010-2014

Ranking Male                                Female                        
1 Colo-rectum Breast
2 Lung Colo-rectum
3 Prostate Lung
4 Liver Corpus Uteri
5 Lymphoid Neoplasms Ovary
6 Skin (Inc. Melanoma) Skin (Inc. Melanoma)
7 Stomach Lymphoid Neoplasms
8 Nasopharynx Stomach
9 Kidney & other Urinary Thyroid
10 Pancreas Cervix Uteri

Highest ranking Cancers among Malay Residents, 2010-2014 

Ranking Male                               Female                       
1 Lung Breast
2 Colo-rectum Colo-rectum
3 Lymphoid neoplasms Corpus Uteri
4 Prostate Lymphoid neoplasms
5 Liver Ovary
6 Myeloid neoplasms Lung
7 Nasopharynx Thyroid
8 Bladder Cervix Uteri
9 Kidney & other Urinary Myeloid neoplasms
10 Stomach Stomach

Highest ranking Cancers among Indian Residents, 2010-2014 

Ranking Male               Female                         
1 Colo-rectum Breast
2 Prostate Corpus Uteri
3 Lung Colo-rectum
4 Lymphoid neoplasms Ovary
5 Liver                               Lymphoid neoplasms
6 Stomach Thyroid
7 Myeloid neoplasms Lung
8 Kidney & other Urinary Stomach
9 Bladder Myeloid neoplasms
10 Pancreas Pancreas

Source:
Singapore Cancer Registry, Interim Annual Report
(Trends in Cancer Incidence in Singapore 2010-2014)

National Disease Registries Report

The Singapore Cancer Registry began in 1968 and publishes 5-yearly reports, providing data and analyses on the nature and patterns of cancer occurrence in Singapore. This is the latest report describing the trends in incidence of cancer, 2009-2013.

Trends in Cancer Incidence in Singapore, 2010-2014

Number of cases and incidence rates of cancer by age, gender and ethnic groups, 1968-2007

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