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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 tissuesin 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 the […]

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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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    Primary liver cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells arise from tissues in the liver. The different types of primary liver cancer are usually named after the types of cells from which it is thought the cancer has developed. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or hepatoma arises from the main cells of the liver called […]

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    Colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer or large intestine cancer, originates from the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine) or rectum (the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus). Anatomy of the Colon and Rectum It is one of the most common cancers. The good news […]

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