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Prostate Cancer Survival Rate in Singapore and Other Statistics

Prostate cancer survival rate in Singapore

In this article we will look at statistics of interest, such as prostate cancer survival rate, and more.

Prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer in males in Singapore from 2015 to 2019. According to Singapore National Cancer Registry Annual Report 2015-2019, prostate cancer accounts for 15.4% of cancer cases in males just behind colon & rectum cancer (16.8%).

Among the main ethnicities in Singapore from 2015 to 2019, prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer among Chinese and Indian males and ranks fourth among Malay males.

What is the Mortality Rate for People with Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer has the fourth highest mortality rate among males living in Singapore. According to the latest Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Report, prostate cancer accounted for 6.3% (989 deaths) of cancer deaths in males between 2015-2019.

Prostate Cancer Statistics by Age Group

Prostate cancer, while uncommon in younger males, is one of the two most common cancers diagnosed in males 50 years and above, the other being colorectal cancer. It is important to note that prostate cancer is the leading type of cancer for men aged between 70-79.

Prostate Cancer Survival Rate

The survival rate for prostate cancer is generally good, particularly if you are diagnosed early. Below are general statistics based on Singapore Cancer Registry’s latest report.

The five-year survival rate in Singapore for prostate cancer is 87.8%. This good survival rate is due to the high cure rate of early prostate cancer, and to improvements in treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in men in Singapore. It is therefore important to schedule regular check-ups and to consult with your doctor when you are experiencing prostate cancer symptoms to improve your chances of survival through earlier detection.

[Updated 12 Aug 22]

Reviewed by Dr Wong Siew Wei - Singapore Oncologist
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This article is informative only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.