Cancer: Symptoms, Causes, Stages and Prevention

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. In this article, we will look at how the disease develops, and the useful tips to lower the chance of getting this dangerous disease. What is cancer? Cancer is a disease in which the body’s cells grow out of the control. Trillions of …

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Causes & Prevention

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in Singapore men. There has been increasing incidence over the last few decades. Let’s learn more about this cancer. What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a man’s prostate which is a walnut-sized gland located just below …

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer: Symptoms, Causes & Prevention

According to statistics from the Singapore Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the top diagnosed cancer in Singapore – no.1 in men and no.2 in women. What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon (the main part of the large intestine) or the rectum (the passageway connecting the colon to the anus). Sometimes …

Leukemia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Leukemia starts when the DNA of a single cell in the bone marrow changes (mutates) and can’t develop and function normally. Treatments for leukemia depend on the type of leukemia you have, your age and overall health, and if leukemia has spread to other organs or tissues. What is Leukemia? Leukaemias are cancers of the …

Breast Cancer: Symptoms And Causes

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. More than 25% of all cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers and between 2011 and 2015, about 1927 women were diagnosed with it in Singapore each year. What is Breast cancer? Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the breast. These cells …

What To Do If You Have No Symptoms But ART Is Positive

In Singapore, Local Covid-19 infection numbers have swelled in recent weeks, with cases growing “faster than expected”, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung last Friday (Sept 17). Authorities continue to emphasize the importance of testing extensively. They also urge people to self-test regularly as a matter of “social responsibility”. To that end, such do-it-yourself antigen …

Chlamydia: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can be easily cured. If left untreated, chlamydia can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant. What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect both men and women. It can cause serious, permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system. This can make it difficult …

Gonorrhea: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea. Gonorrhea can cause very serious complications when not treated but can be cured with the right medication. What is Gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It’s caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It tends to target warm, moist areas of the body, including the: urethra (the tube …

Syphilis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if it is not treated. Singapore Government reported an average of 1500 syphilis cases yearly in the last five years. The rise of dating mobile applications and social media allows people to hook up and have casual sex. In addition, advances in medicine …