Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Singapore today. One out of every 14 women* in Singapore will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Every year, more than 1,900 new breast cancers are diagnosed in Singapore. With better early detection methods and more effective cancer treatments, there is hope that even more women with breast cancer will be treated successfully and go on to resume their normal lives.
*up to age 75 years, Singapore Cancer Registry, 2011-2015
The breast consists of fatty tissue and milk producing glands. If cancer cells spread, they may travel along lymphatic vessels and collect at the axillary lymph nodes.
As with all surgical procedures, complications can occur. Our anaesthetists will assess all patients before surgery to ensure they are optimised and prepared for surgery to minimise these risks.
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Cancer support groups available at our centre aim to bring patients and caregivers with similar conditions and situations together, to garner support from one another and learn how to cope better throughout the cancer journey.
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