Are you really? Ladies and gentlemen, if you are faced with unusual symptoms, don't ignore it. Here are the reasons why.
Leading causes of morbidity and mortality are major non-communicable diseases such as cancer, coronary heart diseases, strokes, pneumonia, diabetes, hypertension and injuries. In 2016, cancer, ischaemic heart disease and pneumonia together accounted for 65.9% of the total causes of death, with Cancer as the leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for 29.6% of the total number of deaths in 2016.
Certain cancers are preventable and many cancers are treatable and curable, especially with effective treatment in the early stages. Screening helps to detect early signs of cancer or pre-cancerous conditions before any symptoms appear. By the time symptoms appear, the disease is often at an advanced stage. Screening is effective in the prevention and early detection of cancers such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer. There is a wide range of cancer screening services available.