Cancer cases have been rising over the years. One in every 4 to 5 people in Singapore may develop cancer in their lifetime, and the number of people living with cancer will continue to increase.
During the period from 2013-2017, a total of 71, 265 cancer cases were reported in Singapore and 48.4% and 51.6% of those cases were reported in males and females respectively*.
*Singapore Cancer Registry 50th Anniversary Monograph 1968-2017
However, with vast advancements in cancer treatments, survival rates for people with cancer have greatly improved over the years. Improvements in screening for some of the common cancers have also led to earlier detection and therefore more timely treatment for many people.
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The information above is adapted from the Singapore Cancer Registry.
For more information on cancer statistics and trends, visit National Registry of Diseases Office.
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