ESM Goh Underwent Surgery For Prostate Cancer

SINGAPORE: Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong underwent a successful surgery for prostate cancer on Saturday (Nov 22), according to a news release issued by the office of ESM Goh.

His doctor, Dr Sim Hong Gee, a senior consultant urologist in Gleneagles Hospital and visiting consultant at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), said Mr Goh is expected to make a full recovery as the cancer was localised and detected early.

Mr Goh will remain at SGH for a few days for observation.


Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin asked his followers to join him in wishing ESM Goh a smooth and speedy recovery in a Facebook post on Saturday evening.

“ESM had earlier told me of his condition. It was detected early and the operation was successful. The doctors believe that he should have a full recovery.

Take care ESM!” the post read.

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