Breast cancer can be treated with early detection. At non-invasive stage, treatment is easier and patients have a higher chance of recovery. Every year, as many as 1,856 women, or about 5 women every day, are diagnosed with breast cancer in Singapore. With over 400 die from the disease each year, this makes Breast Cancer the most common cancer among women here.
It is advisable for women aged 50 and above to get a breast screening done once every 2 years, and those between ages of 40 and 49 should consider an annual screening.