Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in Singapore. With an increasing number of patients being diagnosed with the disease every year, it is quite certain that screening, treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer should become a priority for all.
YOUR HEALTH IS PRECIOUS – TREASURE IT DEARLY
No one would want to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer; unfortunately, this is a type of cancer that can affect anyone. With early detection in its budding stages, colorectal cancer can be treated and chances of recovery are high.
Do take a moment to consider these important questions:
- What is colorectal cancer?
- Am I at risk? What are the signs and symptoms?
- How does my diet and lifestyle affect my chances of having colorectal cancer?
- Is colorectal cancer preventable?
- What types of screenings should I go for?
- What are the types of health insurance available?
Join us at our seminar and learn how you can safeguard your health with tips and advice from Dr Imran Nawaz. Take charge of your health and help protect your loved ones too!
Date: 24 September 2016, Saturday
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Registration is required to secure your seat.*
Venue details will be sent through email when your registration is confirmed.
Quick facts about Colorectal Cancer:
- Although the risk of getting colorectal cancer increases significantly after the age of 50, with most patients being in the 55-65 age group, up to one-fifth of the cases seen by doctors today are young adults.
- The Singapore Cancer Registry 2010-2014 shows that colorectal cancer is the top cancer in Singapore and is ranked the first among men (17.2 per cent), and second among women (13.3 per cent).
- Did you know: More than 9,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
About the speaker:
DR IMRAN NAWAZ
SENIOR CONSULTANT SURGEON
FAMS Academy of Medicine Singapore
Dr. Imran Nawaz graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1982. He started his surgical career at the Singapore General Hospital and upon completion of his training and after passing all the requisite examinations, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of both Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1987.
He returned to Singapore and was appointed as a Registrar in the Department of Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he underwent advanced training in general surgery. He was promoted to Senior Registrar and then Consultant Surgeon over the next 6 years. He was also appointed by NUS as a Clinical Tutor in Surgery for teaching of under- and postgraduate medical students.
In 1990, he was awarded the Singapore Government’s Higher Manpower Development Scholarship in General and Vascular Surgery and spent a year of further training in Sydney, Australia, as a Fellow with the Department of Surgery of the University of New South Wales.
In 1995, Dr. Nawaz set up his own private practice at Parkway East Hospital as a Senior Consultant, specialising in General Surgery. He has special interest in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) for cancers of the colon and rectum, stomach, thyroid and breast.
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