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Bone Cancer Treatment in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore which treat Bone Cancer patients.

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Bone Cancer is treated at Raffles Hospital

3 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Lynette Ngo Su Mien

Breast and gynaecologic cancers, psychosocial oncology and palliative medicine

Dr. Donald Poon Yew Hee

Medical Oncology

KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

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Bone Cancer is treated at KK Women's And Children's Hospital

19 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Ho Tew Hong

Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. Chia Yin Nin

Head of the Gynae Cancer Unit

National Cancer Centre

A comprehensive cancer centre providing a full range of clinical services to its patients.

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Bone Cancer is treated at National Cancer Centre

75 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Koong Heng Nung

Head, Department of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Alethea Yee

Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine

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About Bone Cancer Treatment

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Treatment overview

Like many cancers, bone cancer is also treated by a team of doctors and therapists called multidisciplinary team. Treatment options for brain cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological therapy.


What are the treatment options for bone cancer?

Some cancers are treated with surgery or chemotherapy or a combination of both. Radiation therapy is used in cases where surgery is difficult. Biological therapy may also be used in some cancers in children and young adults.

  • Surgery: Surgical treatment to remove bone cancer is the mainstay of bone cancer treatment. It can remove the cancer without amputation of the affected limb. Many times, removal of muscles or other surrounding tissue may be required. Surgical removal with reconstruction is done in cases where part of bone is removed or amputation is done. Rehabilitation with physical therapy follows amputation.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells and prevents further cancer growth or recurrence. It is given into the blood stream via veins, either one drug or a combination is given in cycles. Sometimes, chemotherapy is given before surgery to shrink the cancer and helps easy removal.
  • Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy uses high- energy x-rays or other particles to destroy bone cancer cells. It can be given as an internal beam or external beam radiation therapy. It can be used along with chemotherapy or alone, before or after surgery
  • Biotherapy: Certain medications are targeted at specific cancer cells. They include monoclonal antibodies like denosumab.

What is the success rate of bone cancer treatment?

Chemotherapy increases the survival in bone cancer patients. Around 90% patients can be treated without the need for amputation.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Surgery lasts for 2- 3 hours depending on the cancer type and location in the bone

Days admitted : Stay in hospital usually takes 4-5 days

Anesthesia : Surgery is done under general anaesthesia

Risks : Risks due to anaesthesia, Haemorrhage, Amputation in certain bone cancers, Damage to nerves, Side effects due to chemotherapy like nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite etc., Side effects due to radiotherapy life skin irritation, stomach upset, fatigue etc.

After care : Regular follow up is required to identify any recurrence or side effects of treatment.

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