Fight against breast cancer

Fight against breast cancer

Yakult joins in the fight, doing public education and outreach efforts with their Yakult ladies.   Yakult is taking a stand against breast cancer by raising awareness in the community with its new “Fight Breast Cancer” campaign. The campaign, which will take...
Myths of mammogram & breast cancer

Myths of mammogram & breast cancer

Get the lowdown and get screened. There are a number of myths surrounding a mammogram and breast cancer. Let’s take a look at the myths and truths: On a mammogram: 1. MYTH: One mammogram is enough. If my mammogram results are normal, I am safe from breast...
Low repeat mammogram rate among Singaporean women

Low repeat mammogram rate among Singaporean women

Women over 50 are encouraged to go for their mammogram once every two years. The latest statistics from Breast Screen Singapore (BSS) reveal that most women above 50 do not follow up on their repeat breast screen two years after their first mammogram. In 2014, 6,550...
New breast cancer drug shown to reduce recurrence

New breast cancer drug shown to reduce recurrence

The oral medication is available in Singapore via Special Access Program. A new breast cancer drug shown to significantly reduce the risk of cancer recurrence is being made available to women in Singapore via a subsidised Special Access Program. This program provides...
Promoting breast cancer awareness

Promoting breast cancer awareness

Concord International Hospital launches campaign and is one of the hospitals participating in the Mammogram Funding Assistance programme.   Concord International Hospital (CIH) has launched #SharingtheWordbyCIH campaign to increase awareness and encourage...
Promising treatment for advanced breast cancer

Promising treatment for advanced breast cancer

Study showed that Novartis Kisqali in combination with letrozole reduce risk of disease progression or death by 43 percent.   Earlier this year, the Health Sciences Authority in Singapore approved Novartis Kisqali as a first-line treatment option for...
Cancer-related fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue

There is currently no biomarker that could allow clinicians to objectively monitor the severity of fatigue.   Breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often experience severe and persistent tiredness. In a recent study, a team led by researchers from the...
Dealing with ‘chemobrain’

Dealing with ‘chemobrain’

Almost 50 percent suffered from cognitive decline during chemotherapy and up to one year of post-treatment, while 30 percent continue to experience the condition a year after treatment.   Breast cancer survivor 49-year-old Chan Yoke feels she has experienced...
Go hot pink to raise breast cancer awareness

Go hot pink to raise breast cancer awareness

Empower yourself for emergency situations and support breast cancer awareness.   Singapore start-up TagBio has chosen the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) as its preferred charity to support. The company will donate half of the proceeds from the sale of ID-Life,...
Breast cancer treatment reduced

Breast cancer treatment reduced

New radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer patients will cut down the current conventional treatment.   The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has introduced a new radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer patients undergoing surgery. NCCS is the first and...