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3 Common Misconceptions About Colorectal Cancer Screening In Singapore
For many people, the word "cancer" brings up a lot of fears - the fear of pain, the fear of expensive and long-term treatment, the fear of separation from their loved-ones, the fear that life would never be the same again, and ultimately the fear of death. Unfortunately, these fears stop many people from visiting
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3 Compelling Reasons To See Your Oncologist In Singapore Before Stomach Cancer Advances
According to the National Cancer Centre Singapore 2009-2013 survey, stomach cancer is the 4th frequent cancer deaths among Singaporean males and 5th frequent cancer deaths among Singaporean females. Seeing your oncologist in Singapore will help you ascertain if any of your stomach-related pain or discomfort should be further diagnosed for stomach cancer. Your oncologist will...
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3 Myths About Colon Cancer Testing - Busted!
One man's decision to go for a colon cancer screening in Singapore not only saved his life, but the life of his brothers as well. Andy, not his real name, was initially sceptical about seeing a doctor for cancer screening 5 years ago. Then, at 52, he felt that he was healthy, as he had...
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3 Questions To Ask When Considering Colorectal Cancer Screening In Singapore
Colon cancer is the cancer of the large intestine called colon. Rectal cancer is the cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they are called colorectal cancer. According to the Health Promotion Board, colorectal cancer is the number 1 cancer in Singapore. Certain factors may increase your risk of colorectal cancer, including...
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3 Reasons Breast Cancer Screening Is Also A 'Man Thing'
Breasts have been associated with women since the time of Adam, essentially because it is upon the breast of mothers that young children receive their nourishment. Little wonder why people generally perceive breast cancer as a disease that only affects women. In truth, breast cancer can also occur among men, and men who go for...
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4 Burning Questions To Ask Your Oncologist About Pancreatic Cancer
A silent but deadly disease, pancreatic cancer ranks 6th among the types of cancer that kill Singaporeans. In fact, experts say that 95% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die of the disease. What is pancreatic cancer? Why does it kill many people? What factors increase a person's risk of developing the disease? How can...
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5 Facts About Bone Cancer Treatment Revealed By Your Oncologist In Singapore
Bone cancer, also known as osteosarcoma, is not a common type of cancer in Singapore. However, it is a much more dangerous type of cancer. In 2013, the National Cancer Centre Singapore recorded approximately 60 cases of sarcoma. It is dangerous because the malignant tumours can spread fast to other organs from where they initially...
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8 Visible Signs That You Should Go For Cancer Screening
It's common for men to balk at the idea of seeing a doctor; but when it comes to cancer, seeing your doctor sooner always works to your best advantage. Cancer screening helps increase the chances of early detection and successful treatment. Some early signs of cancer are hard to determine because they feel the same as...
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9 Questions To Ask Your Oncologist In Singapore About Tongue Cancer
Tongue cancer is a growing health concern in Singapore. An article published by the National Cancer Centre Singapore reported that the incidence of tongue cancer among young Singaporean women has increased up to 5 folds in the past 10 years. As your oncologist would explain, tongue cancer occurs when cancer cells grow in the front two...
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A Guide From An Oncologist In Singapore On Coping With Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Side Effects
For quite some time, cancer has been dubbed as the "dreaded disease". Today, there is much good news about cancer to ease your worries and give you hope. Diagnosis is more accurate. The efficacy of cancer treatments has improved. You can rely on a care team to help you through your long-term journey with cancer...
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Are You A Non-Smoker? 3 Reasons You Should Still See An Oncologist In Singapore For Lung Cancer Diagnosis Even If You Never Smoked
According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the world; accounting for 1.59 million deaths in 2012. In Singapore, one out of five persons who died of cancer had lung cancer. Smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer. The question is, does this mean that...
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Be A Liver Lover: Advice From Your Oncologist About Liver Cancer Screening
The liver is one of the most vital organs of your body. Acting as your body's cleanser, your liver help to flush out toxins from your blood, thus ensuring that clean, healthy blood is received by other organs. Your liver also produces bile, an alkaline fluid that helps digest fat and store sugar that supplies...
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Cancer Screening In Singapore - General Information That May Help Save Your Life
Cancer is the number one principal cause of death in Singapore. According to the Ministry of Health's Principal Causes of Death Statistics, cancer accounted for 30.5% of the 18,938 Singaporeans death in year 2013. Without a doubt, cancer is a serious life-threatening illness. The good news is, the fight against cancer is winnable. Along with...
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Colon Cancer Screening In Singapore: Debunking 7 Myths About Colon Cancer & Colonoscopy
Many people avoid colon cancer screening in Singapore because of the wrong notion they have about colonoscopy and colon cancer. What they don't realize is that colon cancer is one of the most curable cancers if detected early - and that colonoscopy is a safe procedure with mild discomfort, if any at all. In this...
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Fighting The Fear Of Cancer: Getting Help From An Oncologist In Singapore
At one time, we've all had a fear for the unknown. Perhaps it's the same kind of fear that grips people when they receive a recommendation from their primary care physician to see an oncologist. If you are one of them, you can rest assured that seeing an oncologist in Singapore will help you fight...
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Liver Cancer Screening In Singapore: Screening For A Highly Fatal Cancer
Whenever you think about your liver, imagine a recycling plant that functions to maintain a stable balance between getting rid of "trash" or toxins in your body and processing and storing highly essential nutrients which your body can use, including a variety of important proteins. Without a doubt, the liver is one of the busiest...
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Questions & Answers On Cervical Cancer Screening
Dubbed as the "silent killer", cervical cancer is the 10th kind of cancer affecting women in Singapore. According to the National Cancer Centre Singapore, there are over 190 cases diagnosed each year. Cervical cancer affects the tissues in the cervix. It grows slowly and may not present symptoms, but can be treated successfully with early
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Stomach Cancer Screening
Understanding Stomach Cancer According to the Health Promotion Board, stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer in men and the seventh most common cancer in women in Singapore. Eating food with high nitrate contents such as corned beef tops the risks of having stomach cancer. Eating pickled or heavily salted foods, having stomach ulcers,...
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Truth Versus Myth On Breast Cancer & Breast Cancer Screening In Singapore
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore. According to the Singapore Cancer Society, each year, over 1600 women are diagnosed to have breast cancer and almost 400 die from the disease. Some myths about breast cancer and breast cancer screening in Singapore make women think twice about getting a screen. One such...
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Weighing Your Options for Colon Cancer Screening in Singapore
Colorectal cancer is the number one cancer affecting Singaporeans. Colon cancer screening in Singapore has been recommended even for people who think they do not have any risk of developing colorectal cancer. To know which colon cancer screening method is most suitable to your condition, consult with an oncologist before deciding on a screening procedure. Colon Cancer Screening...
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