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Genetic Counselling

With the incidence of colorectal cancer in Singapore on the rise, we are beginning to see an increase in hereditary colorectal cancers. Up to 30 per cent of colorectal cancers may be hereditary, with five to eight per cent of this group being highly susceptible.

Recognising that prevention is better than cure, SGH launched the Colorectal Cancer Genomic Health Service in 2009. Comprising a research laboratory and a clinical genetics service, we have been able to identify high-risk individuals in our population and provide the necessary advice on preventing the development of colorectal cancer.

If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, and are concerned about your risk for developing colorectal cancer, feel free to make an appointment with our specialist outpatient clinic and our doctors will counsel you accordingly.