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Gastric Cancer Treatment in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore which treat Gastric 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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Gastric 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

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

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Gastric Cancer is treated at Gleneagles Hospital

12 listed oncologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Tay Sun Kuie

Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Ang Cher Siang Peter

Medical Oncology

National Cancer Centre

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

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Gastric 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

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Gastric Cancer is treated at National University Hospital

60 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Frances Lim

Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Prof. Kesavan Esuvaranathan

Head & Senior Consultant

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About Gastric Cancer

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.


What is Gastric Cancer?

Gastric cancer is cancer that starts when cancerous cells form in the inner lining of the stomach. It is also known as stomach cancer. The cells eventually grow into tumors slowly over the years. The stomach is a component of the upper abdomen that helps in the digestion of food. There are different kinds of gastric cancers and adenocarcinoma is the most common. This cancer begins in cells that release and make mucus and other fluids.


Signs and symptoms of gastric cancer
  • Feeling bloated after a meal.
  • Indigestion that is unrelenting and severe
  • Slight nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Heartburn among many other signs

As the tumor grows, you may experience even more severe symptoms such as severe pain, unexpected weight loss, blood in stool, trouble swallowing, weakness, feeling tired among other conditions. Note that, having any of the above symptoms does not imply that you suffer from gastric cancer. However, in case you have persistence in any of these symptoms, see a doctor.


Diagnosing the gastric cancer
  • Biopsy: This involves cutting a small piece of tissue from the stomach for inspection to detect any cancer cells.
  • CT scan: This is a powerful X-ray that outlines the inside body parts in a picture format.
  • Blood tests: It is performed to establish any signs of cancer in the body.
  • Upper GI series test: This is a chalky liquid with barium and taken before the X-ray scan to help to optimize the results of the picture.
  • Upper endoscopy: In this process, the doctor inserts a thin flexible tube fitted with a small camera down your throat for scanning.

Risk factors
  • Gender: This condition is more prevalent in males than women.
  • Age: Stomach cancer is common in people with old age over 50 years.
  • Diet: People whose diet comprise of meat, smoked foods, salted fish, and pickled vegetables are at high risk of suffering from this condition.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Chemotherapy is administered in cycles and takes around 3 weeks. Radiotherapy procedure involves treatment sessions of five days a week. Depending on the intended purpose, radiotherapy may take one to

Days admitted : Surgery: A patient requires staying for at least two weeks in the hospital and several weeks at home for recovery.

Anesthesia : Surgery: General Anesthesia

Recovery : Any stomach cancer treatment involves a large operation and a long recovery time.

Risks : Surgery Risks: Some of the risks involved include pain, bleeding, and restriction on the type of diet. Chemotherapy Risks: Loss of hair, Weight loss, Diarrhea, Chemotherapy Risks: Tiredness, Diarrhea, Nausea Irritation and darkening of the skin especially on the treated areas

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