An individual has breast cancer when there is an uncontrolled growth of the cells that make up the breast tissues. It is the most common kind of malignant cancer in women and it ranks second among the most common causes of cancer-related deaths in women. Breast cancer is capable of affecting both males and females although it is far more common in women. Modern treatment methods have greatly improved the prognosis of the disease. If detected early, the chances of death arising from breast cancer become minimal.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore. According to studies, 1 in 11 women in Singapore are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. According to statistics, from 2010 to 2014, there were approximately 9,284 women in Singapore were diagnosed with breast cancer.