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Brain Cancer Treatment in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia which treat Brain Cancer patients.

Columbia Asia Hospitals

A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital

15 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Govind Nandakumar

Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Shalini Govil

Senior Advisor and Quality Controller, Lead Abdominal Radiologist

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Assuta Hospital

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Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

9 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes

Gynecological - Oncology

Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Hadassah Hospital

40 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital

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Assoc. Prof. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon

Hematology
Oncology (Cancer)

Dr. Thongbliew Prempree

Radiation Therapy

National Cancer Centre

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

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Brain Cancer is treated at National Cancer Centre

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Dr. Koong Heng Nung

Head, Department of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Alethea Yee

Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine

Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Herzliya Medical Center

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Dr. Guttman Live

General Surgery, Oncological Surgery

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.

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Brain Cancer is treated at St. Luke's Medical Center

Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

A modern surgery center, opened in 2010, specializing in elective surgeries. Medical procedures carriedout at the center include general surgery, urology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management.

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Brain Cancer is treated at Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

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About Brain Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Treatment overview

Brain cancer treatment is complex and individualized for each patient. The care involves a team of doctor, including oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation therapists, physical therapist, occupational therapist and neurologist. Different treatment options are available which are decided according to the cancer type and the patient’s status.


What are the treatment options for brain cancer?

The treatment plan in brain cancer depends on a variety of factors. They include:

  • Location of the cancer, its type, size
  • Patient’s age and general health and well being of the patient.
  • Spread of the cancer to other body parts or CNS
  • Any pressure effects produced by cancer in the brain

Before surgery, steroids may be given to reduce any swelling or edema present in the brain. In case the patient has seizures, then the antiepileptic drugs are given before surgery. Any pressure effects in brain may require shunting, which involves a thin tube placed in brain and passed down to the abdomen. It helps in draining excess fluid in the brain and prevents any further damage to brain tissue. The main important options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

  • Surgery: Surgery removes the cancer cells present in the brain. It is done by craniotomy, which involves making an opening in the skull. Most of the low grade or benign cancers are removed by surgery. In cases, where complete removal of cancer is not possible, partial removal is followed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sometimes, in cases of difficult cancer, the doctor may only take a biopsy to determine the cancer tissue and decide further regarding the treatment options.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy involves drugs that help to destroy the cancer cells. They are either given orally or in the veins. They are also given directly into the brain fluid through Chemotherapy drugs are decided depending on the brain cancer type. They are either given individually or in combination. It is given in cycles.
  • Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy uses high energy radiations. It is usually given after surgery along with chemotherapy. It can be given as external beam radiation therapy or internal radiation. They are focused on specific brain areas where cancer cells are present, avoiding exposure to other healthy brain tissue. Conventional radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, gamma knife therapy are a few of the examples of external beam radiation therapy.

What is the success rate of brain cancer treatment?

Success of treatment depends on the brain cancer type, its size, spread and overall health of the patient. Advanced or terminal cancer cannot be cured by treatment.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Surgery may take 3-4 hours depending on the type of cancer and its location in the brain.

Days admitted : It may take 5- 7 days in the hospital depending on the recovery of the patient.

Recovery : Surgery is done under general anaesthesia

Risks : Risks due to surgery, including haemorrhage, coma, paralysis, damage to surrounding brain tissue, Risks associated with anaesthesia, Risks associated with chemotherapy, including hair loss, vomiting, nausea, sore mouth, loss of appetite, infection and fatigue, Risks associated with radiotherapy, including skin irritation, stomach upset, damage

After care : Regular follow up is necessary to diagnose any recurrence or after effects of surgery

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