Medical Oncology

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Our oncology specialists specialise in providing medical oncology services targeting all the various cancers, with special interest in:

  • breast cancer;
  • colon cancer;
  • lung cancer;
  • liver, biliary and pancreatic cancers;
  • stomach and other gastrointestinal cancers;
  • head and neck cancers;
  • lymphoma;
  • leukemia;
  • genito-urinary and gynaecological cancers; and
  • sarcoma and brain cancer.

 

We are constantly updating our range of medicines and chemotherapies so as to equip our clinics with better drugs to enable our doctors to provide quality cancer treatment for our patients aimed at improved treatment efficacy and better quality of life.

The newer chemotherapies such as biological agents and targeted cancer therapies are generally associated with improved overall results and reduced – or even absent – side effects. Chemotherapy is carefully administered by our qualified nurses who have specialised training in oncology, and under the close supervision of our medical oncologists.

We provide the following chemotherapy options:

  • Upfront or induction chemotherapy: This method shrinks the tumour size before definitive local treatment with surgery or radiotherapy.
  • Concurrent chemo-radiation where drugs are used as radio-sensitisers to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy:
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy: Drugs are administered after surgery or radiotherapy to treat invisible micrometastases and improve the overall chances of cure.
  • Curative chemotherapy: This is generally used to treat very chemo-sensitive cancers like leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma and germ cell cancers.
  • High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue: In this method, stem cells are extracted before high-dose chemotherapy is applied, and re-infused post-treatment to help the bone marrow recover.
  • Palliative chemotherapy (for advanced cancers): For advanced cancers, this approach kills cancer cells, controls the disease and prolongs survival while striving to preserve quality of life.