Colorectal (colon) cancer is touted as the most common cancer amongst males in Singapore - and is also the second most common cancer amongst females in Singapore (Singapore Cancer Registry 2019).
However, it is treatable if discovered early.
Stomach (gastric) cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in males, and the sixth in females. When diagnosed at an early stage, usually through a gastroscopy, it is often cured with adequate surgical therapy.
Peritoneal cancer refer to a wide variety of cancers that involve the peritoneum. The peritoneum is a thin layer that covers the abdomen, pelvis and the organs within them.
The cancer may arise from the peritoneum itself or may spread to the peritoneum from other organs.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer.
It typically occurs in the skin but may also occur in other areas such as in the head and neck, intestinal and genitourinary systems. Patients may present with a new mole, or changes in an existing mole such as bleeding or increase in size.
Sarcoma is a rare cancer that arises from connective tissue, and usually occur in the bones, muscles, fat and blood vessels of your body.
There are many types of sarcomas but can be broadly divided into two categories – soft tissue sarcoma, and bone sarcoma (osteosarcoma).