The incidence of cancers in Singapore is on the rise. For every 100,000 residents, an average of 235 people were diagnosed with cancers yearly between 2015 and 2019. Blood cancers consistently ranks among the top ten most commonly diagnosed cancers in our country. Although they can originate from either the red cell, white cell or platelets, those involving the white cells form the bulk of blood cancers. Unlike some cancer-types, white blood cell cancers are less commonly known to the public with subtle presentations, difficult diagnostic workup and complex treatment options.
This webinar will feature 3 of the most common white blood cell cancers: Lymphoma, myeloma and acute leukemia. We will discuss why they occur, how they commonly present and are investigated and finally, how they are treated with modern cutting edge medicine.