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Kidney Cancer Treatment in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore which treat Kidney 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.


Kidney 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.


Kidney 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.


Kidney 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

Changi General Hospital

A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.


Kidney Cancer is treated at Changi General Hospital

7 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Koong Heng Nung

Head, Department of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Toh Han Chong

Head, Dept of Medical Oncology

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.


Kidney Cancer is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

29 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Preetha Madhukumar

General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Yong Wei Sean

Surgical Oncology

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About Kidney Cancer Treatment

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

What is Kidney Cancer?

Kidney cancer refers to the situation where the kidney cells become cancerous and grow out of control resulting to a tumor. It is also known as renal cancer. However, this type of cancer is detectable before spreading to distant organs and successfully treated. Kidneys are bean-shaped organs responsible for cleaning the blood, making urine and removing waste products.

Risk factors for kidney cancer
  • Smoking: Smokers have a double chance of contracting this disease as compared to nonsmokers.
  • Obesity: Additional weight causes change in hormonal balance that increases your risk.
  • Certain pain medications: This includes prescription drugs and over the counter drugs.
  • Genetic condition: Some genetic condition such as inherited papillary renal cell carcinoma increases the risk of contracting this disease.

Symptoms of kidney cancer

Sometimes, many people have either one or a combination of the following symptoms as cancer continues to grow. The symptoms include;

  • Swelling of the legs or ankles
  • Blood in the urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Persistent pain on the side
  • Extreme fatigue

Treatment of kidney cancer

The treatment of kidney cancer depends on factors such as size and spread of cancer. Note that, early detection of the condition is the key to its elimination. The treatment methods include surgical treatments:

  • Nephrectomy: This is a surgical operation to remove the kidney. Depending on the size of the tumor, the size of the kidney varies and so does the procedure.
  • Embolization: During this operation, the surgeon inserts a small tube in the form of a catheter into the groin and then uses X-ray images to guide the catheter into the blood supply. A substance is then injected into the catheter to block the supply of the blood into the kidney. Through depriving the kidney oxygen and nutrients, it causes the tumors to shrink.
  • Radiotherapy: It does not cure kidney cancer entirely, but serves to slow down the progress of cancer and reduce pain.
  • Cryotherapy: This involves the use of cancer cells through freezing them. It is effective where the patient is not fit enough for surgery or the case where the tumor is small. It's classified as either laparoscopic (needles are inserted directly into the kidney via a small incision) and percutaneous (needles are passed via the skin).
  • Radiofrequency ablation: This involves the use of heat generated by radio waves to eliminate the cancer cells. This procedure is available only at specialist centers.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Radiotherapy takes a few minutes every day for a few days. Cryotherapy is administered for several hours and requires general anesthesia.

Anesthesia : Nephrectomy: General anesthesia, Cryotherapy: General anesthesia, Radiofrequency ablation: Local anesthesia to numb the area.

Risks : Bleeding, damage to the internal organs, pain, and bloodstains on the urine, nausea, fatigue, and vomiting, Injury to the ureter.

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