IN 2019, Singapore spent $375 million on cancer treatment drugs, and experts reckon at this rate, the cost will exceed $2 billion by 2030.
Cancer is expensive to manage.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Singapore women. In 2020, it accounted for 32% of all new cancer cases.
Most women who have breast cancer will not be able to pinpoint an exact cause.
Breast cancer affects women and a minority of men.
This week’s WED WEB CHAT — Breast Cancer: Beyond Survival features panellists who will share their breast cancer experiences.
Amelia Tan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, at the age of 28. Irene Kang, an ex-banker, was diagnosed in 2012 and had to leave her job. Both are survivors.
Marie Wee lost a colleague to breast cancer, which spurred her to raise awareness and understanding of the disease.
Dr Steven Tucker founded Tucker Medical, a Singapore-based multidisciplinary medical centre, in 2011. Dr. Tucker’s sub-specialty focus is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
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