Cancer is Singapore’s most common killer, accounting for 29% of deaths each year since 2015. Even with the advent of groundbreaking cancer treatments, some cancers still remain deadly and expensive to treat. This, coupled with a barrage of news claiming that everything from bacon to viruses can cause cancer, people may feel hopeless when it comes to protecting themselves from this debilitating disease. However, studies have shown that there are still things you can do to reduce the risk of getting several types of cancers. Below, we explore 5 of these prevention methods.
Quitting Smoking Can Reduce the Risk of Deadly Cancers
Smoking is one of the most well-known causes of many life-threatening illnesses. Because of this, Singapore has done quite a lot to reduce smoking and has seen measurable success: only 13% of the adult population smokes—one of the lowest rates among developed countries.
Cigarettes contain dozens of carcinogenic