Breast cancer occurs when breast cells become abnormal and divide without control or order. The majority of breast cancers start in the milk ducts. Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes in the underarms and other parts of the body such as the bones, lungs and liver.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Singapore today. 1 out of every 17 women in Singapore is likely to be afflicted by breast cancer, with more than 1,400 new cases diagnosed annually.
These symptoms may be caused by a number of problems and may not indicate the presence of cancer, but if any of these symptoms persists or is bothering you, do consult your doctor for advice.
Breast cancer screening is available at:
Specialist services are available at the
Treatment options for breast cancer
include surgery, ranging from
a lumpectomy to mastectomy,
chemotherapy, radiation therapy,
targeted therapy and/or hormone
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