Statistics on cancer An estimated 12.7 million new cancer cases were diagnosed worldwide in 2008. Lung, female breast, colorectal and stomach cancers were the most commonly diagnosed cancers, accounting for more than 40% of all cases. Worldwide, an estimated 7.6 million deaths from cancer occurred in 2008. Lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and female breast cancers were the most common causes, accounting for more than half of all cancer deaths.
Singapore Cancer Societythe Society has helped countless needy patients and pushed thecancer cause in Singapore through it many programmes and serviceswhich include: Cancer treatment subsidies Financial and welfare aid Hospice and palliative home care services Community oncology home care services Free transportation to/from cancer treatment Rehabilitative Support Cancer screening Cancer research Public Education
Singapore Cancer Society Their VisionTo be the leading charitable cancer organisation inSingapore and the region, with a reputation for effectiveprogrammes for the prevention and control of cancer Their MissionThe Singapore Cancer Society is a community-basedvoluntary health organisation dedicated to minimizing theimpact of cancer through public education, screening, patientservices, financial assistance, research and advocacy.
History Of Their Venture The Singapore Cancer Society is a self-funded voluntary health organisation that depends on public donations to fund all its services and programmes. The Society is endorsed by the Ministry of Health and is a member of the National Council of Social Service. It also has IPC (Institute of Public Character) status as a charity since 1995.
Impact helps more than 1,000 needy cancer patients and reaches out to more than 50,000 individuals through its cancer screening, public educational and community outreach programmes.