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PM Lee Prostate Surgery Goes Well, Expected To Recover Fully

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PM Lee’s surgery for  has gone well, according to a Facebook post on his official page.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced yesterday that he is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland today. The Facebook post statest that the surgery has gone well, and he is expected to recover fully.
According to his previous post, patients with similar medical profile and treatment have a cancer specific survival rate of 99% at 15 years. And while netizens have raised concerns over his previous diagnosis of lymphoma in 1992, the Facebook post states that there is no correlation between the two.

STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s surgery was successful.

Professor Christopher Cheng, the lead urologist at the Singapore General Hospital who undertook the operation said, “The surgery went very smoothly, and he is expected to recover fully.”

Prof Cheng confirmed that there is no relationship between the previous lymphoma and the current prostate cancer.

PM Lee is grateful for the good wishes from all.

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
16 FEBRUARY 2015

Prostate cancer is a serious problem, with statistics showing that 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Professionals have recommended that men get regular checkups to ensure early diagnosis.

 

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