According to the World Health Organization, cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012. This figure is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades. In Singapore, cancer is the top killer among men and women, accounting for 29.7% of deaths in 2015. It is estimated that the lifetime risk of developing cancer is approximately one in four Singaporeans.
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