Cancer in Asia
With almost half the total number of new cancer cases in the world coming from Asia and International Cancer Specialists’ prominent location in Singapore, cancer in Asia is one of our main focuses.
Some of the most common cancers that occur include breast, lung, colon and prostate cancers. Not all cancers show signs or symptoms in their early stages, which is why cancer screening tests can save lives through prompt diagnosis and treatment.
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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Asia, which accounts for 39% of all breast cancers diagnosed worldwide. Breast cancer screening tests and scans, not only in Singapore but also in other parts of the world, reported more than 600,000 new breast cancer cases in 2012...
Prevention is better than cure. Early detection is possible through cancer testing, which is easily available in Singapore. Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in males worldwide, accounting for 14% of the total new cancer cases in 2008. About 9% (82 691) were diagnosed within the East Asia (8.2/100 000). Japan accounts for 47%, followed by China (41%) and Korean (8%)....
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women worldwide. In 2012, there were over 1.8 million lung cancer diagnoses which caused 1.6 million deaths around the world (Goldstraw et al., 2011). With the current high and ever-increasing rate of smoking in many countries, the incidence of lung cancer and consequent deaths from this disease is predicted to rise in the coming decades...