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Our doctors have shared this information with you to help you better understand your diagnosis and the treatment options. We are committed to your well-being and will support you with quality multidisciplinary and holistic care during your treatment with us.

About Breast Cancer

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.

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


Breast Cancer


Getting Ready for Surgery

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.

General Anaesthesia Risks and Complications

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Allergy to anaesthetic agents

Breast Surgery Risks and Complications

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Numbness to the breast, chest and armpit
  • Pain from stiffness of the shoulder
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots in the leg)
  • Collection of fluid under the skin (seroma)

Support Services

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.

View available support

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