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Breast and prostate cancer are among the top three most frequent cancers reported, based on figures from the Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Report 2019.
Going for regular health screenings can help to identify potential health problems in their initial stages. Dr Ong Kong Wee, medical director at K W Ong Breast and General Surgery Clinic, said: “Breast cancer deaths are highly preventable if they are discovered at an early stage. We should adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to the affliction, much like the stance the airline industry takes towards accidents and mishaps.”
Early detection is key. Many cancers can be easily cured if they are discovered early through regular health screenings.
Excerpt from article published on 23 Sep 2022, Channel News Asia.