According to the Straits Times article, 4,616 women below the age of 54 were diagnosed with breast cancer from 2011 to 2015. This compares to 4,577 from 2006 to 2010. This represents an increase of about 8.5%. However for late-stage breast cancer, the figures seem a lot more alarming increasing by a whooping 400% over the same periods if I interpreted the article correctly.
It is no doubt to most people that we are living more unhealthy lives than previous generations. Could be the lack of exercise, could be the increase in plastics in our diets, whatever, but the figures always point to an increasing trend. That’s why getting medical and critical illness coverage is so crucially important to make sure that we don’t become a burden to our loved ones and we don’t suffer the loss of income during the recovery periods.
The link to this article can be found here.