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Breast Cancer in 20-Somethings

Woman and doctor

Are you at risk?

As the number one cancer affecting women in Singapore, breast cancer has been written up in numerous publications and aired on various media platforms over the years. What is uniquely Singaporean is that there are two peaks of incidence of[...]

Breast Cancer in Men


The guys DO get it

When we talk about breast cancer, we invariably think of women. Associating breast cancer with women is not wrong, after all, it is the most common type of cancer affecting women globally. What many people fail to realise, is that[...]

Know Your Breasts


Be vigilant about breast health

The female breast is an asset, but it can also be a source of anxiety to many. With all the talk and conflicting evidence surrounding breast cancer, it is time to get our women educated and empowered to “Know their[...]

The Angelina Jolie Effect


Putting genetic testing for breast cancer in the spotlight

On 14th May 2013, Angelina Jolie, the most beautiful woman in the world by most people’s opinion, made a shocking announcement in the New York Times. She had undergone a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried a genetic[...]

Breast Cancer

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What you need to know about the top cancer killer in women today

The most common cancer among Singaporean women is also the top cancer killer today. Each year, more than 1,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Each day, four women are given the bad news while one dies from it. The[...]

Jeanette Aw – Defining Moments


The values, habits and passions of Jeanette Aw

Clad in a chic LBD (little black dress) and low-cut ankle boots, and wearing very minimal makeup, Jeanette Aw looked refreshed and cheerful in front of the press one sunny afternoon, as if she had just came from a two-week[...]

Defensive Diet


Debunking dietary misconceptions on breast cancer

Breast cancer, a malignant tumour that has developed from cells of the breast, is the number one cancer affecting Singaporean women today. A malignant tumour is a group of cancer cells that can invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant[...]

FAQ on Breast Cancer


A brief guide to diagnosis and treatment

1.      I have found a Breast Lump: Now What? First of all, do not panic. Breast lumps are actually very common, especially in premenopausal women and they normally vary with, and go away by the end of, the menstrual cycle.[...]



Developing innovations for sustainable health

It’s a scary fact that almost every day, a new disease is being discovered. And our fast-paced lifestyle is not helping one bit. But thanks to breakthrough technologies that come just right on time to help us detect early and[...]

Docs, Mind your Bedside Manner


Understanding the psychology of the patient

This could very well be an apocryphal tale, but I have a suspicion it is more true than false. When Mrs Lim, a 79-year old lady, first noticed a lump in her left breast in 2006, she went alone to[...]

Let’s Get Intimate – Women and Breast Health


What every woman should know about her breast

Breast cancer is a global health issue and a leading cause of death among women. Its incidence in Asia is rapidly rising with Singapore having one of the highest at 54.9 per 100,000 per year by 2002. To encourage more women[...]

Staying Abreast with Pilates


Pilates after Breast Cancer

Breast cancer used to be a scary death sentence for most, its prognosis now is much better, with higher cure and survival rates, thanks to early detection, coupled with advanced medical treatment modalities available. Breast cancer is the most common[...]

Lacy, padded with a touch of pink ribbon

Who says mastectomy bras can’t be fun, flirty and sexy?-By Maripet L. Poso From finding out you have it, to acceptance and treatments – to say that dealing with breast cancer is difficult is an understatement. After surgery, it’s hard[...]

I Am a Survivor!

I Am a Survivor!

Overcoming breast cancer, Ann tells it all

Having led a healthy and active lifestyle, Ann Tan was devastated when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Away from her family in Malaysia, Ann admits her 2-year battle against cancer had been a tough and lonely one.[...]


Oncology (from the Ancient Greek onkos (ὄγκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix-logy (-λογία), meaning “study of”) is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. Oncology is concerned with: The diagnosis[...]

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