According to the Singapore Cancer Registry*, 39 people are diagnosed with cancer every day and one in four people may develop cancer in their lifetime. While the disease remains the leading cause of death in Singapore, cancer is not a death sentence. Regular cancer screening allows for early detection and therefore, timely treatment; increasing the overall survival rates for many people.
Farrer Park Hospital's cancer center is supported by a team of multidisciplinary medical experts who are here to help patients and their caregivers make informed decisions. From understanding a cancer diagnosis to deciding on a treatment plan, Know Cancer, Beat Cancer aims to equip patients and their caregivers with a useful and practical resource as they navigate through the disease into remission.
*Source: Singapore Cancer Registry 50th Anniversary Monograph 1968-2017, published November 2019.
Summer Ng was 24 years old when she was first diagnosed with cervical cancer. Dejected she may be, but she stands before us today, undefeated and more ready than ever to win the war against cancer.
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