Colorectal Cancer In Singapore

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Colorectal cancer 
is the

#1

cancer diagnosed in males in Singapore

Colorectal cancer 
is the

#2

cause of death from cancer for both males and females

Men and women
aged

50

and
above

have an increased risk of colorectal cancer

There are more than 1,865 cases of colorectal cancer in Singapore each year1.

Did You Know?

Your diet may affect your risk of colorectal cancer.

Diets that may increase your risk of colorectal cancer2

Processed, red meat and alcohol

Diets that may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer3

Fruits and vegetables

When should colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer be done?

If you are aged

50

and
above

If you show symptoms of colorectal cancer, such as:

A positive result for your Faecal Occult Blood Test or Faecal Immunochemical Test

Abdominal pain

A change in bowel habits

Sudden or unexplained weight loss

Anal bleeding

You have a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps

Screening Saves Lives

Among colorectal cancer patients

60% survive 5 years
after diagnosis4

Learn more about colonoscopy screening at Raffles Surgery Centre.