​Breast Cancer Doctor Q&A

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. Do you know what are the symptoms to look out for? What factors put you in the higher risk group? What are the types of breast cancer surgery and treatments available?

Take the opportunity to ask Assoc Prof Tan-Su Ming any question you may have about breast cancer, our featured doctor for this month's "Ask the Specialist" forum. Just click the link below to submit a question.

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About Assoc Prof Tan Su-Ming

Associate Professor Tan Su-Ming is the Head of Breast Surgery, Director of Breast Centre and Senior Consultant at Changi General Hospital (CGH), a member of the SingHealth group. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of breast cancer.

After graduating from the School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, she was accepted as a surgical trainee. She completed her training in 1999 and was awarded the HMDP fellowship as a clinical fellow at the renowned Nottingham City Hospital (the largest breast centre in UK) and at the NHS Royal Marsden Hospital in London. After returning to Singapore in 2000, she spearheaded the Breast Centre at CGH, providing an integrated, one-stop service for patients with breast conditions.

In recognition of her excellence in patient care, she has been conferred several awards, amongst which are the (PS21 Star Service award (Individual) 2016, Healthcare Humanity Awards, Courage Fund 2017, “WOW Awards” for exceptional patient care 2018).

She teaches medical students from NUS, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Dukes Post-Graduate Medical School. She is also actively involved in research, having several publications in the field of breast cancer and screening.


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Hear from Assoc Prof Tan Su-Ming

The Big Cs in Women: From Medical to Financial Care
Assoc Prof Tan Su-Ming will be one of the guest speakers at the upcoming "The Big Cs in Women: From Medical to Financial Care" public forum, which will be held on 16 Mar 2019, 8.30am to 11am, at the Changi General Hospital Auditorium Training Centre, Level 1.

To register for the forum (admission is FREE), send your name, contact number and number of persons attending to public_forum@cgh.com.sg or call 6936 6947 / 6936 6936

Closing date to register for the forum is 11 Mar 2019. Hurry, seats are limited!

Programme details

​8.30am Registration​

Lung Cancer: Only A Smoker's Disease?​

Dr Tan Wan Ling, Consultant, Medical Oncologist


Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection Is Your Best Prevention

Dr Lim Kok Ren, Senior Consultant, Colorectal Surgeon​


Breast Cancer​: Prevention, Treatment & Cure - Is It Possible?

Associate Professor Tan Su-Ming, Head of Breast Surgery, Director of Breast Centre


Financial Schemes: For Peace of Mind

Mr Max Ong, Senior Executive, AIC

Ms Clara Chang, Senior Executive, Business Office​

​10.20am Panel Q&A​
​11.00am ​Refreshments

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