Gynae singapore

Women’s cancers such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers rank among the top 10 cancers affecting women in Singapore today. At Timothy Lim clinic, we aim to provide the best holistic care possible for women who have just been diagnosed with the dreaded disease. We offer a complete suite of services from screening to diagnosis and treatment as well as aftercare of patients in a warm and comfortable environment.
Ovarian cancers are the 5th most common cancers affecting women of Singapore today. It also known as a silent killer as women are usually diagnosed in advanced stages. The symptoms are usually non-specific and patients may present with abdominal bloatedness, difficulty in eating, loss of appetite, etc and there is no effective methods to screen for it. Treatment usually involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy as well as targeted therapy. Between 5-10% of ovarian cancers are hereditary. People with hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (Lynch syndrome), and those with BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genetic abnormalities are at increased risk. The major genetic risk factor for ovarian cancer is a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, or in DNA mismatch repair genes, which is present in 10% of ovarian cancer cases.

Gynae singapore