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Pantai Hospital Malaysia

MyMeditravel Penang, Malaysia
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Oncology
Pantai Hospital Malaysia
Pantai Hospital Malaysia
Pantai Hospital Malaysia
Pantai Hospital Malaysia
Pantai Hospital Malaysia
3.7
7 reviews

Oncology at Pantai Hospital Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia

Pantai Hospital Penang is a private hospital and was established in 1997. Pantai Holdings Sdn Bhd operates this hospital as well as 13 other hospitals. Pantai Holdings Sdn Bhd is a branch of Parkway Pantai Limited. The hospital is...more
MyMeditravel Suhaimi Bakar, 27 September 2020
High level of professionalism attitude by all staff towards customer satisfaction make myself feel like home during difficult times.
English Malay
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MSQH Accreditation
MSQH Accreditation
ISO 9001:2008
ISO 9001:2008
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Gleneagles Medini Hospital

MyMeditravel Johor, Malaysia
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Oncology
Gleneagles Medini Hospital
Gleneagles Medini Hospital
Gleneagles Medini Hospital
Gleneagles Medini Hospital
Gleneagles Medini Hospital
2.9
90 reviews

Oncology at Gleneagles Medini Hospital in Johor, Malaysia

Gleneagles Medini started operations on 11 November 2015 and is a leading tertiary hospital that has 300 beds as well as a 140-suite medical office block. This hospital is a part of Parkway Pantai Group, one of the biggest integra...more
MyMeditravel Faaiqah Jais, 17 September 2020
Their foods very delicious, both patients and LG cafe, during my admission. The staffs also very friendly, very recomended.
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JCI Accredited
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Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist

MyMeditravel Selangor, Malaysia
$7,300
Oncology
Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist
Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist
Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist
Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist
Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist

Oncology at Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist in Selangor, Malaysia

Klinik Dr Zaharuddin KL Gynaecologist is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic with subspeciality (expertise) in GynaeOncology (Women's cancer). We provide women's healthcare service includes screening, prevention, diagn...more
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MSQH Accreditation
MSQH Accreditation
ICS - International College of Surgeons
ICS - International College of Surgeons
FIGO - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
FIGO - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
AMM - Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
AMM - Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
MHTC - Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council 
MHTC - Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council 
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Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara

MyMeditravel Selangor, Malaysia
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Oncology
Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara
Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara
Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara
Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara
Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara

Oncology at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara in Selangor, Malaysia

Established in 2008, Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara (THKD) is the flagship hospital of TMC Life Sciences Berhad (TMCLS) with a wide array of specialties. Located in a prime alcove of Kota Damansara, THKD is well linked to Kuala L...more
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KPJ Ampang Puteri

MyMeditravel Selangor, Malaysia
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Oncology
KPJ Ampang Puteri
KPJ Ampang Puteri
KPJ Ampang Puteri
KPJ Ampang Puteri
KPJ Ampang Puteri
2.8
91 reviews

Oncology at KPJ Ampang Puteri in Selangor, Malaysia

The KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital (APSH), part of KPJ Healthcare Bhd, sits just 8km from the center of Kuala Lumpur. Having achieved JCI accreditation in 2012, the hospital adheres to the highest standards in quality and c...more
MyMeditravel Zainuddin D, 07 September 2020
Great private sepcialist hospital
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JCI Accredited
JCI Accredited
ISO 9001:2008
ISO 9001:2008
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Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

MyMeditravel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Oncology
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
2.3
137 reviews

Oncology at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur opens its doors on 1 August 1996. It is a subsidiary of Pantai Medical Center Sdn Bhd, which is owned by IHH Healthcare. This hospital is a major hospital that guarantees to deliver the best health...more
MyMeditravel Grace Ting, 22 September 2020
Came for tb test for uk visa. Top-notch service, as expected from a top-tier private hospital. Would recommend this hospital for anyone who needs health screening. Great service, great staffs, clean e
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JCI Accredited
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MSQH Accreditation
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Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

MyMeditravel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Oncology
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
2.4
132 reviews

Oncology at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur was founded in 1974 and is a private tertiary hospital in Malaysia. It is run by the Pantai Group, which is one of the branches of Parkway Pantai Limited, a major private healthcare group in Asia. The ...more
MyMeditravel Derf B. Sibal, 19 September 2020
Staffs are very kind and responsible, great quality service! I’ve been getting a five star service in five years now! Keep up!
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JCI Accredited
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KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital

MyMeditravel Selangor, Malaysia
$4,500
Oncology
KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital
KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital
KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital
KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital
KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital
3.8
8 reviews

Oncology at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital in Selangor, Malaysia

KPJ Damansara's team of specialists, nurses, and allied health professionals practise holistic approaches in your general well-being throughout your stay and beyond. The facilities are designed to facilitate a smooth route bac...more
MyMeditravel Mohd sayuti Hani maisarah, 19 September 2020
Best doctor and good service
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MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
MHTC - Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council 
MHTC - Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council 
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Aura Plus

MyMeditravel Johor, Malaysia
$68,000
Oncology
Aura Plus
Aura Plus
Aura Plus
Aura Plus
Aura Plus

Oncology at Aura Plus in Johor, Malaysia

About Us Innovative Medical and Wellness Treatments From anti-ageing care to immunity boosting treatments, we believe in taking a preventive and innovative approach to caring for your whole body. As Southeast Asia’s la...more
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MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
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Family Clinic Seventeen

MyMeditravel Selangor, Malaysia
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Oncology
Family Clinic Seventeen
5.0
13 reviews

Oncology at Family Clinic Seventeen in Selangor, Malaysia

For more information about Family Clinic Seventeen in Petaling Jaya please contact the clinic. ...more
MyMeditravel LimJoEe, 22 September 2020
Highly recommended! Best clinic imo. The professional service, the ambience and the price was excellent :)
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Nozomi Clinic

MyMeditravel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Oncology
Nozomi Clinic
5.0
2 reviews

Oncology at Nozomi Clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We are a General Practice Clinic that is located in the heart of Expat Community in Mont Kiara. We strive for quality services at affordable rates.  ...more
MyMeditravel arif abdul rahman, 16 October 2019
Best clinic ever. Amazing doctor, friendly nurses, cozy waiting area, good lounge music (Ghibli ost), overall great experience. Would recommend and would come again.
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MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
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Klink Dr.Segar

MyMeditravel Penang, Malaysia
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Oncology
Klink Dr.Segar
4.6
12 reviews

Oncology at Klink Dr.Segar in Penang, Malaysia

MyMeditravel Kasturi Kurunathan, 09 September 2020
I’ve been going to Dr Kaveri for the past 2 years for acne, uneven skin tone and dark circle. The cream and medicines given have been working really well and my skin has improved a lot. Dr Kaveri gi
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Onco Life Centre

MyMeditravel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Oncology
Onco Life Centre
Onco Life Centre
Onco Life Centre
Onco Life Centre
Onco Life Centre
4.1
9 reviews

Oncology at Onco Life Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  At Onco Life Centre in Kuala Lumpur, we vigorously strive to be amongst the best cancer treatment and cancer genetic centres in our pursuit of total health and wellness by delivering high quality medicine in a compassion...more
MyMeditravel Chong Lee Foo, 11 January 2020
Highly recommended for hospitalization. Experience doctors with advanced medical expertise. Very warm n friendly staffs.
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Klinik Fadhilah

MyMeditravel Melaka, Malaysia
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Oncology
Klinik Fadhilah
Klinik Fadhilah
Klinik Fadhilah
Klinik Fadhilah
Klinik Fadhilah
3.8
4 reviews

Oncology at Klinik Fadhilah in Melaka, Malaysia

For more information about Klinik Fadhilah in Malacca Town please contact the clinic. ...more
MyMeditravel mohd zaman, 06 December 2018
Fast service, despite taken rest time
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Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre

MyMeditravel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Oncology
Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre
Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre
Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre
Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre
Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre
3.6
125 reviews

Oncology at Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Life Care is a private medical care provider that offers a wide range of medical consultation services. We are managed by a group of committed and well-trained professionals who offer high quality health care services. Life Care i...more
MyMeditravel Bryan Lee, 22 September 2020
Pleasurable experience and good service
English Malay
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Dato Harnam ENT Specialist Hospital

MyMeditravel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Oncology
Dato Harnam ENT Specialist Hospital
3.4
16 reviews

Oncology at Dato Harnam ENT Specialist Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MyMeditravel Senthil Kumar, 03 February 2020
Dr.Aman is definitely as good as Dr.Harnam. He diagnosed and treated my inner ear issue within minutes, when in fact other drs misdiagnosed/mistreated it. His medications are quite effective. The staf
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MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
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KL Gynaecologist at Gleneagles Medini Hospital

MyMeditravel Johor, Malaysia
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Oncology
KL Gynaecologist at Gleneagles Medini Hospital
KL Gynaecologist at Gleneagles Medini Hospital
KL Gynaecologist at Gleneagles Medini Hospital
KL Gynaecologist at Gleneagles Medini Hospital
KL Gynaecologist at Gleneagles Medini Hospital
2.9
90 reviews

Oncology at KL Gynaecologist at Gleneagles Medini Hospital in Johor, Malaysia

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic with subspeciality (expertise) in GynaeOncology (Women's cancer). We provide women's healthcare service includes screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surgeries for abnormal pap ...more
MyMeditravel Faaiqah Jais, 19 September 2020
Their foods very delicious, both patients and LG cafe, during my admission. The staffs also very friendly, very recomended.
English
FIGO - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
FIGO - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
MMC - Malaysian Medical Council
RCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
AMM - Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
AMM - Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
MHTC - Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council 
MHTC - Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council 
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Qhc Medical Centre

MyMeditravel Selangor, Malaysia
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Oncology
Qhc Medical Centre
Qhc Medical Centre
Qhc Medical Centre
Qhc Medical Centre
Qhc Medical Centre
2.7
25 reviews

Oncology at Qhc Medical Centre in Selangor, Malaysia

MyMeditravel Mavis Quek僡玲, 21 July 2020
The doctor is very careful and the nurse is polite
English
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Ling

MyMeditravel Selangor, Malaysia
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Oncology
Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Ling
Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Ling
3.7
6 reviews

Oncology at Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Ling in Selangor, Malaysia

MyMeditravel louie tan, 09 August 2018
Very attentive and friendly service, as well as able to solve my problem.
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Swiss Wellness Center Kuala Lumpur

MyMeditravel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Oncology
Swiss Wellness Center Kuala Lumpur

Oncology at Swiss Wellness Center Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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NASS - North American Spine Society
ESHRE - European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
MPS - Medical Protection Society
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JCRS - Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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RS - The Rhinoplasty Society
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WFO - World Federation of Orthodontists
ITI - International Team for Implantology
ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Dentsply Friadent Implant Programme
IMTEC Sendax Mini Dental Implants Systems
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ESE - European Society of Endodontology
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IABCLL - International Academy of Body Contouring and Laser Lipolysis
IAFGG - International Association of Facial Growth Guidance
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ART - Active Release Techniques
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CDA - Caribbean Dermatology Association
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ISA - International Sleep Academy
ISCG - International Society of Cosmetogynecology
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PFA - Pierre Fauchard Academy
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry
YDW - Young Dentists Worldwide
APAD - Asia Pacific Academy of Dentistry
ACDNA - Academy Of Computerized Dentistry Of North America
WSLO - World Society of Lingual Orthodontics
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MSAM - Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine
AMM - Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
MHTC - Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council 
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Oncology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating people with cancer is called an oncologist.

An oncologist can design a treatment plan based on detailed pathology reports that shows the type of cancer the patient has, how much cancer has developed, how fast the cancer is likely to spread, and what parts of the patient's body are involved.

The field of oncology has three main areas, which include:

  • Medical oncologists use chemotherapy, hormonal therapies, and other types of targeted treatments to treat cancer. Most people think of medical oncologist as their primary cancer doctor. Medical oncologists help monitor and maintain patients' well-being, as well as helping patients manage side effects. Often patients follow up with their medical oncologist once their treatment is complete.
  • Surgical oncologists perform the surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue. They will help patients prepare for and recover from any surgical procedure they undergo during their cancer treatment. If your primary doctor suspects that you have cancer, a surgical oncologist is likely one of the first doctors you see. Surgical oncologists can perform biopsies, which involves removing a small tissue sample to be checked for cancer cells.
  • Radiation oncologists treat cancer using radiation therapy. They use high-energy photon beams to target and destroy cancer cells. Approximately one-half of all cancer patients will undergo radiation treatment during their cancer care.

Because most cancers are treated with a combination of therapies, you could see two or all three different oncologists during the course of your treatment.

Besides the three main areas, there are also several other areas of oncology. These include:

  • Pediatric oncologists diagnose and treat cancer in children. Some types of cancer appear more often in children and teenagers, such as leukemia, brain tumors, osteosarcoma, and Ewing’s sarcoma. Some pediatric oncologists focus on conducting research on childhood cancers, while others specialize in certain types of cancer.
  • Gynecologic oncologists treat cancers that affect women, such as cancer of the ovary, cervix, uterus, vagina, and vulva. Additionally, they also treat complicated gynecological conditions that are not cancerous, such as fibroid tumors and endometriosis.
  • Hematologist-oncologists diagnoses and treats blood cancers, such as lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. They may also specialize in the management of solid tumors.

Oncologists usually work with a variety of other medical professionals, including pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, oncology nurses, and oncology social workers. They may also work with doctors from other areas of medicine, such as neurologists, dermatologists, or urologists.

What does Oncology Involve?

There are many types of procedures to treat cancer. The types of procedures that you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. Some people who have cancer will only have one treatment. However, most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Below are the types of procedures to treat cancer:

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a type of treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells in the body and prevent them from growing. The drugs can prevent cell division, target the food source of the cancer cells’ (the hormones and enzymes the cells need to grow), and trigger apoptosis (a process in which cancer cells kill themselves).

  • Chemotherapy drugs can be given in several different ways, including.
  • Oral – taken in a pill or capsule form.
  • Intravenously – through an infusion into a vein.
  • Shots – injected with a needle.
  • Topical – applying creams or gels into the skin. This type is used to treat certain types of skin cancer.

Chemotherapy drugs can also be given directly to cancer or directly to an area of the body, such as the abdomen or central nervous system.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, or biologic therapy, boosts your body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. It uses substances made by your own body, or in a laboratory, to improve or restore your immune system function. It can stop cancer from spreading to other parts of the body, stop or slow the growth of cancer cells, and help your immune system work better at destroying cancer cells.

There are several types of immunotherapy to treat cancer, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, T-cell transfer therapy, monoclonal antibodies, treatment vaccines, and immune system modulators. Different types of immunotherapy may be given in different ways, such as intravenous (IV), oral, intravesical (directly into the bladder), or topical.

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy uses drugs that are designed to specifically “target” cancer cells without affecting normal cells. It targets the cancer’s specific proteins, genes, or other tissue environment contributing to cancer survival and growth. These proteins and genes are found in cancer cells or in cells related to cancer growth.

The targeted drugs can block or turn off chemical signals that tell cancer cells when to divide and grow, stop making new blood vessels that feed cancer cells, change proteins within the cancer cells so the cells die, trigger the immune system to kill cancer cells, and carry toxins in the cancer cells to kill them.

  • There are two types of targeted therapy:
  • Small-molecule drugs, which is given through pills or capsules that you swallow
  • Monoclonal antibodies, which are given through a needle in a blood vein.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses intense energy beams to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. It most often uses X-rays, but other types of energy, such as protons may also be used.

Radiation therapy can be done in two ways:

  • External-beam radiation therapy – this type of radiation therapy delivers radiation from a machine outside the body. You will lie on a table, and the machine (called a linear accelerator) moves around you to deliver radiation from several different angles. It is a quick and painless procedure.
  • Internal radiation therapy – also called brachytherapy, involves both temporary and permanent placement of radioactive sources in the body. During the placement of the radioactive sources, you will be given anesthesia.

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy stops or slows the growth of cancer that uses hormones to grow. It works by blocking your body’s ability to produce hormones or interfere with how hormones behave in your body. It can reduce the chance that cancer will return by stopping or slowing its growth, as well as preventing or reducing symptoms in men with prostate cancer.

Hormone therapy is usually used to treat breast and prostate cancer. It can be taken in many ways, including orally, through an injection, and surgery.

Stem Cell Transplant

People whose blood-forming stem cells are damaged by the very high doses of radiation therapy or chemotherapy can undergo stem cell transplant to restore the cells. Blood-forming stem cells are vital since they grow into different types of blood cells that you need to be healthy. The stem cells will be given to you through an IV catheter. The process is very much like receiving a blood transfusion.

Surgical treatment

Surgical treatment for cancer is a procedure to remove cancer from your body. There are many types of surgeries to treat cancer, which differ based on the part of the body that requires surgery, the purpose of the surgery, the amount of tissue to be removed, and your preference. In general, the surgery can be open or minimally invasive.

  • During open surgery, one large incision is made to remove the tumor, some healthy tissue, and some nearby lymph nodes.
  • During minimally invasive surgery, a few tiny incisions are made instead of a large one. These incisions are made to insert a laparoscope (a long, thin tube with a camera on its end) and special surgical tools. The laparoscope allows your surgeon to see the inside of the body, and the surgical tools are used to remove the tumor and some healthy tissue.

How Long Should I Stay in Malaysia?

For chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy, the treatment schedule may vary. You may have treatment every day, week, or month. It may also be given in a cycle, which is a period of treatment followed by a period of rest to give your body a chance to recover. For surgical treatment, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days, and you need to stay in Malaysia for at least 10 to 14 days. Your oncologist and/or medical tourism team will advise you on the length of stay in Malaysia.

What's the Recovery Time?

The type of procedure you undergo determines the recovery period. While you may be able to get back to your normal routine within 10 days after laparoscopic surgery, you may need to wait around 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery. Your oncologist will give you a detailed recovery timeline.

What About Aftercare?

You will be given instructions on how to take care of yourself. Your surgeon or nurse will explain how to control your pain, how to take care of your wound, activities you can and cannot do, and how to spot signs of infections. You may also need to talk to a dietitian to help with eating problems caused by the treatment. You will need to attend follow-up checkups to monitor your condition.

What's the Success Rate?

Cancer survival has improved significantly due to constant advancement and improvements in the field of oncology, including improvement in treatments and screening (allowing for earlier diagnosis). Still, you need to be aware of the risks, such as infection, bleeding, nerve damage, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and hair loss.

Are there Alternatives to Oncology?

There is no other alternative than to see an oncologist when it comes to cancer treatments. Some people may choose to undergo meditation, hypnosis, and acupuncture as well, usually to relieve the stress, anxiety, and pain that cancer can bring.

This information has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, however, we strongly recommend you to consult with your doctor before pursuing medical procedures overseas.

Update: 09/01/2023