Second opinion advice from experts to cancer patients

Second opinion advice from experts to cancer patients

The service enables patients from the region to make informed decisions about cancer care, with the aim of expanding their treatment options and improving clinical outcomes.    Singapore medical start-up Oncoshot is partnering with digital healthcare provider...
A third of men not consulting doctor

A third of men not consulting doctor

Family a major motivator in getting men to visit a doctor about symptoms linked to advanced prostate cancer.   A new survey has found 48 percent of men aged 50 years or older are exhibiting at least one symptom, which could be caused by advanced prostate cancer. When...
More care needed for cancer supportive care

More care needed for cancer supportive care

The recent ESMO Asia 2017 Congress reveals the psychosocial impact on cancer survivors in Asia and their unmet needs.   The relentless efforts devoted to improving prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in more and more cancer survivors...
Access to cancer information

Access to cancer information

The Singapore Cancer Society has collaborated with BookDoc to widen public access to cancer-related information and services. Voluntary welfare organisation Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is collaborating with BookDoc, an online healthcare platform with a presence in...
Free Pap smear screening to eligible women

Free Pap smear screening to eligible women

This year’s Singapore Cancer Society’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign raises greater awareness of early detection and screening of uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers.   Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is organising its 4th annual Women’s...
“Working it out”

“Working it out”

Singapore Cancer Society’s Cancer Rehabilitation Centre allows those like Mike Rollings to improve their physical wellness and much more.   Mike Rollings, 67, had a fast-paced and often stressful life working as a chemical engineer for 44 years. Originally from...
Celebrate, remember & fight back

Celebrate, remember & fight back

The Singapore Cancer Society is holding its inaugural 17-hour Relay For Life next year to bring awareness to cancer.   Relay for Life (RFL) 2017, a 17-hour event, brings the community together to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember those lost to the...
A trojan horse for cancer

A trojan horse for cancer

A large oncology study has found that resin beads that emit radiation can give patients who have inoperable liver cancer new hope. BY: Eleanor Yap Resin particles or microspheres that are one-third the width of human hair could be the answer to helping patients with...
A blend of superfoods

A blend of superfoods

These capsules have ingredients such as pomegranate, broccoli, turmeric and green tea.   Watching one’s diet does not always mean eating less to lose weight but rather, the key is achieving balance in getting healthy. It is also about knowing what one’s body...
Free cancer screening for those 50

Free cancer screening for those 50

This is part of a year-long collaboration that aims to promote regular cancer screening among older Singaporeans. Singapore citizens who are celebrating their 50th birthday this year are eligible for free cancer screening sponsored by the Singapore Cancer Society...
Coping with the fear of cancer recurrence

Coping with the fear of cancer recurrence

Fear can often overwhelm a person. You need to keep things in perspective and build your resilience and positive thinking. BY: Chen Yanni Fear is a common emotion caused by a ‘perceived threat’ or an impending danger, regardless of whether the threat is real or...
A holistic cancer care

A holistic cancer care

A new insurance plan by AXA Life looks beyond the disease and more at the patient and his or her needs.   Roger See was diagnosed with Stage 1 nasopharyngeal carcinoma or what is called nose cancer in 2005 when he was 52 years old and working as a taxi driver. As...
Free Pap smear screening at 178 clinics

Free Pap smear screening at 178 clinics

Cervical cancer is preventable and curable if it is treated in the pre-cancerous stage. Protect yourself with regular screening.   The Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) is holding its eight Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (CVCAM) in May 2013, in partnership with the...
Prominent business leaders raise funds

Prominent business leaders raise funds

Fortis Colorectal Hospital ropes in five business leaders to raise funds and bring awareness to colorectal cancer.     In conjunction with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2013, Fortis Colorectal Hospital (FCH), enlisted the help of five prominent business...