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Proton Therapy SG

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Proton Therapy SG
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Proton Therapy SG

Oncology at Proton Therapy SG in Central, Singapore

We are a cancer centre with three clinical oncologists who are all Fellows of the Royal College of Radiology (FRCR). Our mission is to provide comprehensive cancer care starting from the point of diagnosis to cure. The latest...more
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Thomson Medical Centre

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Thomson Medical Centre
Thomson Medical Centre
Thomson Medical Centre
Thomson Medical Centre
Thomson Medical Centre
3.6
128 reviews

Oncology at Thomson Medical Centre in Central, Singapore

Thomson Medical Center is located on Thomson Road in Singapore. This private hospital has 190 beds and offers a wide range of medical procedures for women and children. This hospital was the only private niche hospital for women a...more
MyMeditravel Mervin Ang, 23 September 2020
Joined the first-time mum maternity tour with my wife. Angie provided us with great and detailed service and shared a lot of knowledge regarding breastfeeding as well. Highly recommend.
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Farrer Park Hospital

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Farrer Park Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
2.9
82 reviews

Oncology at Farrer Park Hospital in Central, Singapore

Opened on 16 March 2016 by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, Farrer Park Hospital is a private tertiary healthcare facility located in Farrer Park, Singapore. It is located within Singapore’s first, fully integrated healthcare a...more
MyMeditravel Irene Lim, 07 September 2020
It's a pleasant stay here. All the staff here is very friendly. Attend to you fast. Am staying in single room. Very comfort and cosy room.
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Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

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Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

Oncology at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre in Central, Singapore

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Tucker Medical

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Tucker Medical
Tucker Medical
Tucker Medical
5.0
1 reviews

Oncology at Tucker Medical in Central, Singapore

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MyMeditravel Stefanus Du Toit, 01 July 2019
Great family practice that focuses on long term wellbeing, prevention, and precision medicine.Dr Caron Sak is very patient, explains everything thoroughly, and has a modern, rational approach to medic
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FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
SMA - Singapore Medical Association
SMA - Singapore Medical Association
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Gynae MD Womens and Rejuvenation Clinic - Orchard

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Gynae MD Womens and Rejuvenation Clinic - Orchard
Gynae MD Womens and Rejuvenation Clinic - Orchard
Gynae MD Womens and Rejuvenation Clinic - Orchard
Gynae MD Womens and Rejuvenation Clinic - Orchard
Gynae MD Womens and Rejuvenation Clinic - Orchard
4.4
39 reviews

Oncology at Gynae MD Womens and Rejuvenation Clinic - Orchard in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel Murugammal Dalinayodo, 17 September 2020
Dr Ng is a very experienced doctor. I went for abnormal bleeding then after few test all it's just a small issue. My problem solve within 1 week. Reasonable price and I'm satisfied with the treatment.
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FRANZCOG - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRANZCOG - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
SAMS - Society of Aesthetic Medicine Singapore
SAMS - Society of Aesthetic Medicine Singapore
AMS - Academy of Medicine Singapore
AMS - Academy of Medicine Singapore
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
RANZCOG - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RANZCOG - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
OGSS - Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore
OGSS - Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore
RANZCOG - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RANZCOG - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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SingHealth Polyclinics - Queenstown

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SingHealth Polyclinics - Queenstown
SingHealth Polyclinics - Queenstown
SingHealth Polyclinics - Queenstown
SingHealth Polyclinics - Queenstown
SingHealth Polyclinics - Queenstown
3.3
32 reviews

Oncology at SingHealth Polyclinics - Queenstown in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel andreas tan, 17 January 2020
Made an appointment on Thursday 7:30 and there were plenty of slots available throughout the day. Service was good, staff is helpful. Did my registration in less than 5 mins. Waited around 30 mins to
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Trinity Medical Centre - Marine Parade - Laser and Aesthetic Centre

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Trinity Medical Centre - Marine Parade - Laser and Aesthetic Centre
3.2
27 reviews

Oncology at Trinity Medical Centre - Marine Parade - Laser and Aesthetic Centre in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel Ain H, 22 September 2020
The clinic is quaint and quiet. The staff are really helpful and the Doctor is very understanding. Procedures are fast and done smoothly. The clinic is informative with all their procedures.
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AAAM - American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
AAAM - American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
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SingHealth Polyclinics - Geylang

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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SingHealth Polyclinics - Geylang
2.8
41 reviews

Oncology at SingHealth Polyclinics - Geylang in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel Alvin Khoo, 15 September 2020
All healthcare needs provided professional
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SingHealth Polyclinics - Bedok

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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SingHealth Polyclinics - Bedok
2.4
44 reviews

Oncology at SingHealth Polyclinics - Bedok in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel Max Xie, 30 June 2019
Came at 2pm, got my queue number and was told to come back 3.15pm. I had 1hour and 15mins to roam around, didn't have to stay in. System has improved drastically from the previous bedok polyclinic abo
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SingHealth Polyclinics - Bukit Merah

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SingHealth Polyclinics - Bukit Merah
2.1
29 reviews

Oncology at SingHealth Polyclinics - Bukit Merah in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel actionfigure story, 11 July 2020
It was my first time visiting this polyclinic. I was seen by Dr. Alexandra Yung Yun En. She was friendly and sincere. I've had a few ailments for the past month and she was very thorough in her examin
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SingHealth Polyclinics - Tampines

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Oncology
SingHealth Polyclinics - Tampines
2.1
60 reviews

Oncology at SingHealth Polyclinics - Tampines in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel ps L, 25 August 2020
I have an appointment at 10am. Seen a doctor for consult. Took blood at the another level with phlebotomy then did a ecg and review by doctor again. left the polyclinic at 1105am. I am feeling lucky o
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Michele Lee Women And Fertility Clinic

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Michele Lee Women And Fertility Clinic

Oncology at Michele Lee Women And Fertility Clinic in Central, Singapore

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FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
OGSS - Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore
OGSS - Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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1Aesthetics, Medical and Surgery

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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1Aesthetics, Medical and Surgery
1Aesthetics, Medical and Surgery
1Aesthetics, Medical and Surgery
1Aesthetics, Medical and Surgery
1Aesthetics, Medical and Surgery

Oncology at 1Aesthetics, Medical and Surgery in Central, Singapore

Conceptualized around the idea of the golden ratio present throughout nature, 1Aesthetics, Medical & Surgery is a boutique aesthetic clinic dedicated to helping patients unlock their innate divine proportions. 1Aesthetics prov...more
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RCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
RCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
RCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
RCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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Stog Practice

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Oncology
Stog Practice
Stog Practice
5.0
5 reviews

Oncology at Stog Practice in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel Jimmy Chua, 08 September 2020
Friendly doctor. Dr Liana Koe has been taking care of our needs at Punggol Clinic. It's good to come to her HQ. Thanks!
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Tampines Womens Clinic

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Oncology
Tampines Womens Clinic
Tampines Womens Clinic
Tampines Womens Clinic
3.0
24 reviews

Oncology at Tampines Womens Clinic in Central, Singapore

MyMeditravel Valerie Ng, 18 September 2020
Writing coz I have nothing to do while I wait lol. Kudos to the overworked staff who have to deal with the never ending steam of patients. They are patiently apologetic to all those tired of waiting t
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MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - Gleneagles

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SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - Gleneagles
SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - Gleneagles

Oncology at SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - Gleneagles in Central, Singapore

For more information about SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - Gleneagles in Tanglin please contact the clinic....more
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MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
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SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - East Medica

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SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - East Medica
SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - East Medica

Oncology at SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - East Medica in Central, Singapore

For more information about SOG - Radhika Breast and General Surgicare - East Medica in Kembangan please contact the clinic....more
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MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
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Centre for Screening and Surgery

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Centre for Screening and Surgery

Oncology at Centre for Screening and Surgery in Central, Singapore

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MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
FAMS - Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
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Cynthia Kew Clinic for Women and Laparoscopic Surger

MyMeditravel Central, Singapore
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Cynthia Kew Clinic for Women and Laparoscopic Surger

Oncology at Cynthia Kew Clinic for Women and Laparoscopic Surger in Central, Singapore

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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 Singapore?

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 Singapore for at least 10 to 14 days. Your oncologist and/or medical tourism team will advise you on the length of stay in Singapore.

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