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Cancer Statistics

Cancer Incidence in Singapore

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.

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From 2011 to 2015, the most common cancer affecting men is colorectal cancer, while breast cancer is the top cancer for women in Singapore.

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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.