Dr. Gerald Tan Yau Min

Dr. Gerald Tan Yau Min

Cancer Specialist - Surgical Oncologist

  Farrer Park Hospital, Connexion, Singapore

  24 Years of experience


Dr. Gerald Tan Yau Min is one of the finest Cancer Specialist in Singapore. He is an experienced Surgical Oncologist in the Singapore. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Singapore. The physician is currently working as a Urologist, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Dr. Tan graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1996 and completed his specialist training in Urology in 2007 at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. Dr. Tan then completed a two-year fellowship in prostate cancer research and robotic urologic oncology, working under world-renowned robotic surgeon, Professor Ash Tewari as well as Director of both the Prostate Cancer Institute and LeFrak Institute of Robotic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York, USA.

qualified. Dr. Gerald Tan Yau Min has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Tan headed Tan Tock Seng Hospitals Robotic Urology Task Force as surgical proctor and he helmed the development of the hospitals inpatient-care path for patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy.

Dr. Gerald Tan Yau Min has more than 24 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Oncology
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • Together with Professor Tewari and his co-investigators at Cornell University, Dr. Tan explored the potential of novel laser technologies to better visualize the tissues around the prostate that contain delicate microscopic nerves responsible for erection; a ground breaking research recognized internationally with top awards and honors conferred by the American Urological Association, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International College of Surgeons.
  • Apart from clinical work, Dr. Tan has authored seven book chapters and over 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers published in prestigious journals that include Urology (Gold Journal), European Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, Journal of Endourology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and British Journal of Urology International. He is a regular reviewer for the British Journal of Urology International in the fields of minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
Prostate Cancer Treatment

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system, which makes fluid that forms an essential part of the semen. Prostate cancer starts when cells of the prostate glands begin to grow abnormally

Prostate cancer is one of the leading cancers in men above the age of 60. In most of the cases, it is slow growing and may even go undetected and do not cause any problem. However, in some cases, it could be aggressive and cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body (metastatic prostate cancer)

Prostate cancer is a very slow growing disease and starts with tiny alterations in the shape and size of the prostate gland cells. The prostate cancer risk increases with age and it is rarely observed before the age of 40. That is the main reason why many men die of old age, without ever knowing that they had prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Causes

There is no direct prostate cancer causes. However, there are some factors that can increase the risk of prostate cancer, including the following:

  • Consumption of diet rich in red meat and high fat dairy products
  • Less consumption of vegetables and fruits
  • Obesity
  • Family history of the disease
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Types of Prostate Cancer

Usually, prostate cancer means the cancer of prostate gland cells called prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). Almost all the prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas, but there are some other types of prostate cancer as well, including the following:

  • Sarcomas
  • Small-cell carcinomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas)
  • Transitional cell carcinomas

Prostate Cancer Classification

Based on how abnormal the patterns of cancer cells look, prostate cancers are classified as:

  • Low-grade PIN: In this, the pattern of prostate cells appears almost normal
  • High-grade PIN: In this, the pattern of cells looks a bit abnormal

Signs of Prostate Cancer

There are no warning signs of prostate cancer. The symptoms of metastatic prostate cancer usually appear first in the region that the cancer cells have invaded.

After cancer causes the prostate gland to swell, the following signs of prostate cancer may be experienced: 

  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting or stopping the stream of urine
  • Weak urine stream and inability to urinate
  • Pain and burning sensation during urination and ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen

In prostate cancer stages, the following symptoms may also be there:

  • Pain in spine, pelvis or ribs
  • Leg weakness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
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