Breast cancer is the number one cancer affecting Singaporean women. It’s also the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. One in 13 Singaporean women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to data from the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS).
While there are increasingly more conversations when it comes to raising awareness for the cause, the post-breast cancer journey is still one that’s hardly talked about. The day of your last radiation or chemotherapy treatment doesn’t mark the end of your journey with breast cancer – you’d have to adjust to many changes in your life, including how your body looks and feels.
Together with Dr See Hui Ti, a medical oncologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals and Gleneagles Hospital, as well as Mark Lin, SCS’s psychosocial support services head, we dissect how the body changes post-breast cancer, how to cope with such changes, and the types of support are out there for such patients and survivors.