Stomach Cancer - A Silent Killer In Singapore

Also known as gastric cancer, stomach cancer is a deadly and common disease. Learn more about this silent killer with our collection of informative articles and resources.

Signs And Symptoms Of Stomach Cancer You Should Look Out For

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Stomach (Gastric) And Colorectal Cancer Screening

Do Not Let Stomach Cancer Stay Undetected – Act Now!

Early detection is crucial. Schedule your comprehensive screening package today, including a gastroscopy, to ensure peace of mind and protect your health. Don’t wait for symptoms to appear – by then, it could be too late.

Book your comprehensive screening now and stay one step ahead of stomach cancer:

Gastroscopy Stomach Cancer Screening - Dr Benjamin Yip

Need more options? Explore additional health screening packages on this page.

See A Doctor

If you are looking for a doctor in Singapore for stomach cancer screening or treatment, here are some to consider:

Dr Benjamin Yip Gastroenterologist in Singapore


Dr Benjamin Yip | Preferred Doctor

Alpha Digestive & Liver Centre


Dr Chua Boon Suan EAB


Dr Chua Boon Suan | Preferred Doctor

AsiaMedic Wellness Assessment Centre


Dr Lim Lee Guan | Partner Doctor – Specialist Care Group

Dr Chuah Sai Wei – Gleneagles Hospital

Dr Constantinos Anastassiades – National University Hospital


Dr Kim Guowei – Crest Surgical Practice

Dr Kum Cheng Kiong – Centre for Screening and Surgery

Assoc Prof Emile John Tan Kwong Wei – Singapore General Hospital

Dr Jeremy Tan Tian Hui – Singapore General Hospital


Dr Wong Siew Wei | Partner Doctor – Parkway Cancer Centre

Dr Choo Su Pin – Curie Oncology

Clin Assoc Prof Tham Chee Kian – National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dr Koo Si-Lin – National Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Looi Wen Shen – Proton Therapy SG

Dr Lee Kuo Ann – Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital


MediSave can be claimed for gastroscopy screening at all public healthcare institutions and approved private hospitals and medical institutions, for Singaporeans aged 50 years old and above and provided it is a day-surgery procedure. Gastroscopies which are deemed “medically necessary” may be claimable under Integrated Shield Plans and private insurance plans (depending on coverage of each specific plan). Gastroscopies purely for screening purposes (i.e. no signs and symptoms of relevant medical conditions) are generally not insurance claimable.

Check with CPF on the latest MediSave policies.

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What are the common symptoms of stomach cancer?

Common symptoms of stomach cancer may include persistent indigestion or heartburn, difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomiting (sometimes with blood), unintentional weight loss, feeling full after eating small amounts of food, abdominal pain or discomfort, and fatigue. However, symptoms can be vague and may not appear until the cancer is more advanced.

Who is at risk for developing stomach cancer?

Risk factors for stomach cancer include chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria, long-term inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), smoking, a diet high in salty and smoked foods, a family history of stomach cancer, certain genetic conditions (like Lynch syndrome), being over the age of 50, and having a history of stomach polyps.

Can stomach cancer be prevented?

While not all cases can be prevented, reducing risk factors can help. This includes avoiding smoking, maintaining a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, reducing intake of salty and smoked foods, treating Helicobacter pylori infections, and undergoing regular medical check-ups if you have a family history of the disease.

What is the survival rate for stomach cancer?

The survival rate for stomach cancer varies widely depending on the stage at diagnosis. Early-stage stomach cancer has a higher survival rate, while advanced-stage cancer has a lower survival rate.

Any tips for selecting a doctor for colorectal cancer treatment?

If you suspect colorectal cancer or have been diagnosed with it, the choice of a doctor to lead your cancer team will be a crucial decision. You may find these guides useful: (i) Finding The Best Doctor For Your Needs, (ii) Understanding The Different Types Of Oncologists.

Additional Resources

  1. Stomach Cancer | Alpha Digestive & Liver Center. Available from: https://alphagastro.sg/conditions/stomach-cancer/
  2. Helicobacter Pylori (H.Pylori) Infection | Alpha Digestive & Liver Centre. Available from: https://alphagastro.sg/conditions/hpylori-infection/
  3. Gastroscopy | Alpha Digestive & Liver Center. Available from: https://alphagastro.sg/services/gastroscopy-singapore/
  4. Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening | Alpha Digestive & Liver Centre. Available from https://alphagastro.sg/conditions/gastrointestinal-cancer-screening/
  5. Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer) | National University Cancer Institute  Singapore. Available from: https://www.ncis.com.sg/Cancer-Information/About-Cancer/Pages/Stomach-Cancer-Gastric-Cancer.aspx 
  6. Stomach Cancer – Singapore | Singapore Cancer Society. Available from: https://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/learn-about-cancer/types-of-cancer/stomach-cancer.html
  7. Gastric Cancer | Singapore General Hospital. Available from: https://www.sgh.com.sg/patient-care/conditions-treatments/gastric-cancer
  8. Stomach Cancer | HealthHub. Available from: https://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/diseases-and-conditions/cancer_information_stomach_ncis
  9. Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer): How to Prevent, Risk Factors and Treatment | HealthXchange.sg. Available from: https://www.healthxchange.sg/cancer/stomach-cancer/stomach-cancer-prevention-management
  10. Stomach Cancer | Mayo Clinic. Available from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stomach-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20352438

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