Male Breast Cancer Treatment in Philippines

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St Frances Cabrini Medical Center and Cancer Institute
3.2

From 6 verified reviews

Owen David Malicsi, 10 September 2019

First in SEA to be accredited by NABH. The treatment is very good and the staffs too

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Philippine Oncology Center Corporation

Philippine Oncology Center Corporation, located in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines offers patients Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures at Philippine Oncology Center Corporation, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Surgical and Pediatric Oncology Clinic

Surgical and Pediatric Oncology Clinic, located in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines offers patients Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures at Surgical and Pediatric Oncology Clinic, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 3 in total at the Clinic, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: ICS - International College of SurgeonsACS - American College of SurgeonsPCS - Philippine College of Surgeons

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Bethany Cancer Center

Bethany Cancer Center, located in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines offers patients Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures at Bethany Cancer Center, as all prices are available on request only. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 4 in total, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: PCS - Philippine College of SurgeonsPDS - Philippine Dermatological SocietyPAO - Philippine Academy of OphthalmologyPBO - Philippine Board of OphthalmologyPOGS - Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological SocietyPSMO - Philippine Society of Medical Oncology

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Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center - POCC Cancer Institute

Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center - POCC Cancer Institute, located in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines offers patients Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center - POCC Cancer Institute, as all prices are available on request only. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 7 in total, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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    What you need to know about Male Breast Cancer Treatment in Philippines

    Male Breast Cancer Signs, Symptoms, Treatment

    There are different types of treatment for men with breast cancer. Because there have been few clinical treatments for male breast cancer, most doctors recommend the treatment options based on their experience of treating women with breast cancer. 

    To determine your treatment options, several important factors need to be considered. These include the stage of your cancer, how fast the cancer is growing, your overall health, and your preference. The treatment for male breast cancer often involves surgery and may be combined with other treatments. The five types of treatment used are surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy.

    What does the Procedure Involve?

    Surgery

    Surgery is usually the first treatment if a breast abnormality is found to be cancerous. It aims to remove the tumor, as well as some surrounding breast tissue. There are several types of surgery that can be performed:

    • Mastectomy – The most common type of mastectomy performed in men is called a modified radical mastectomy. This surgery involves removing the nipple, areola (the dark, round area around the nipple), and all of the breast tissue. Many of the lymph nodes under the arm, and sometimes, part of the chest wall muscles may be removed as well. 

    • Lumpectomy – Also known as breast-conserving surgery, lumpectomy is a procedure to remove cancer but not the breast itself. It involves removing the tumor (lump) and a small amount of normal tissue that surrounds it. However, this type of surgery is rarely done because men’s breasts are very small. By the time the tissue and the surrounding tumor have been removed, very little breast tissue is left. 

    • Sentinel lymph node biopsy – this type of surgery involves removing a few lymph nodes for testing. The lymph nodes are most likely to be the first place that cancer cells would spread. Your doctor will remove a few lymph nodes and analyze them. If no cancer cells are found, then there is a good chance that breast cancer has not spread. However, if cancer is found, additional lymph nodes will need to be removed for further testing.

    Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is a type of treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by stopping the cells from dividing or by killing them. Chemotherapy drugs can be administered through a vein in your arm (intravenously) or taken by mouth in the form of a pill. Sometimes, both methods can be used. This type of treatment may be carried out after surgery to lower the risk of your breast cancer coming back. In men with advanced breast cancer or those with cancer that has spread to other areas of the body, chemotherapy may be the main treatment option.

    Hormone therapy

    Some types of breast cancer rely on certain hormones to grow (hormone receptor). With hormone therapy, the effects of these hormones are blocked. As a result, the growth of the cancer is stopped. 

    Hormone therapy for male breast cancer usually involves medication called tamoxifen. In some cases, the removal of the testes reduces the amount of certain male hormones in your body. Men who have breast cancer should never take testosterone as it causes the cancer cells to grow. 

    Radiation therapy

    Radiation therapy is a type of treatment that uses high-energy beams, such as X-rays and protons, to kill or stop cancer cells from growing. Radiation therapy has two types:

    • Internal radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance that is sealed in seeds, wires, needles, or catheters that are placed near or directly into cancer.

    • External radiation therapy involves the use of a machine outside of the body. This machine sends radiation toward cancer.

    Targeted therapy

    Some men have an excess of a protein (HER2) that can make cancer spread quickly. In this case, your doctor will use drugs or substances to identify and attack specific cancer cells without harming normal cells. The drug may also boost your immune system, which gives it more strength to fight cancer.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 5 facilities in Philippines offering Male Breast Cancer Treatment procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Male Breast Cancer Treatment can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

    How Long Should I Stay in Philippines?

    Your length of stay depends on the type of treatment you have. With surgery, you usually need to stay in the hospital for at least a day and stay in Philippines for about 7 to 10 days. For chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy, your length of stay can vary depending on your treatment schedule or treatment plan. Your doctor and/or medical travel team will be able to advise you on this.

    What's the Recovery Time?

    The recovery time for surgery can take around 4 to 6 weeks, but you should be able to return to work in 2 to 3 weeks following the surgery. Side effects after chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy generally reduce within a few weeks to several months.

    What About Aftercare?

    After any type of treatment, your doctor will give you detailed aftercare instructions, what you should and foods to avoid, exercise your plan and restrictions. It is important that you follow the instructions closely. Remember, you will require regular checkups with your doctor for the rest of your life.

    What's the Success Rate?

    Male breast cancer treatment is safe and effective. However, the success rate depends on the stage of cancer and how fast the cancer is growing. All types of treatment carry possible risk and side effects, such as infection, bleeding, hematoma, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, and heart problems.

    Are there Alternatives to Male Breast Cancer Treatment?

    There are currently no other alternatives to the treatments mentioned above. Some men with breast cancer take part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research study used to obtain information on new treatments or help to improve current treatments for patients with cancer.

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

    Before male breast cancer treatment, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms and your cancer is likely to spread to other parts of the body. After successful male breast cancer treatment, most of the symptoms should be gone. You may also be incomplete remission (no evidence of disease or NED).

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 29/10/2020.

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