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    Prostate cancer is a malignant tumour that grows in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland below the bladder in men that produces semen. Most prostate cancers are slow-growing but there are aggressive cases, and the cancer can spread to other parts of the body, especially the bones and lymph nodes. SYMPTOMS In many cases, there are […]

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    Sarcomas are cancers which develop from the mesenchymal layer of our body. The mesenchymal layer develops to form connective tissue, fat cells, muscles, blood vessels and bones. As such, sarcomas may arise from various parts of the body, including skin, connective tissue, bones, blood vessels and even deep organs. While less common than other cancers, […]

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    Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer involving the lymphatic tissues where the normal lymphocytes become cancerous. The type of lymphocyte and at which stage of the lymphocyte life cycle determines the type of lymphoma. The two main groups are Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). The Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma group can be divided into […]

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    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that begins in the melanocytes. Melanocytes are skin cells which produce pigments that give us our distinctive skin colour. In the West, melanomas typically arise from the sun exposed areas of the skin such as chest, forehead and limbs. But in Asia this pattern is less common. Melanomas […]

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    Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer involving the lymphatic tissues where the normal lymphocytes become cancerous. The type of lymphocyte and at which stage of the lymphocyte life cycle determines the type of lymphoma. The two main groups are Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). Most Hodgkin Lymphoma (> 95%) are fall into […]

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    The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of the stomach. Within the pancreas, exocrine pancreas cells produce digestive juices, while endocrine pancreas cells produce the hormones insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells […]

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    Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, is cancer that starts in the stomach. Worldwide, stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. It is particularly common in East Asia. In Singapore, it is the sixth most common cancer in men, who have a 1 in 50 lifetime risk of […]

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    Ovarian cancer refers to malignant growth arising from different parts of the ovaries. The ovaries are part of a woman’s reproductive system, where the eggs are developed. Most ovarian cancers are classified as “epithelial” and arise from the surface (epithelium) of the ovary. Other types arise from the egg cells (germ cell tumour) or supporting […]

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    Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) or commonly known as “nose cancer” occurs when cancer cells develop from the tissues in the nasopharynx, the area behind the nasal cavity and above the back of the throat. Because of its unique features, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is often discussed as a separate entity from other head and neck cancers. During […]

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    Lung cancer originates from tissues of the lung, usually from cells lining the air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This is diagnosed based on how the cells look under a microscope. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
 NSCLC is the more common type of […]

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