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Melanoma Treatments in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia which treat Melanoma patients.

Mahkota Medical Centre

A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.

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Melanoma is treated at Mahkota Medical Centre

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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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Melanoma is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

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Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Dermatology treats the entire range of skin diseases in both adults and children

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Melanoma is treated at Rambam Medical Center

Listed dermatologists:

Prof. Reuven Bergman, MD

Director, Department of Dermatology

Dr. Michal Ramon MD

Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology

Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Part of the Nova Medical Centers group, the center offers over 700 different procedures, with a specialty in general surgery, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, urology, and ophthalmology.

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Melanoma is treated at Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

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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Melanoma is treated at Herzliya Medical Center

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Prof. Benjamin Fisher

Dermatology and Venereology

Dr. Sara Brenner

Dermatology and Venereology

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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Melanoma is treated at Hadassah Hospital

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Prof. Arye Ingber

Dermatology

Dr. Malka Hochberg, Ph.D

Dermatology and Venereology

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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Melanoma is treated at Raffles Hospital

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Dr. Chris Foo

General & aesthetic dermatology

KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital

A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.

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Melanoma is treated at Ampang Puteri Hospital

Listed dermatologists:

Dr. Mohd Noh Idris

Dermatologist

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Being established in 1993, this tertiary private medical institution offers a wide range of medical care services. It has 350 in-patient bed capacity and is accredited by the Hospital Accreditation of Thailand.

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Melanoma is treated at Chiangmai Ram Hospital

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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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Melanoma is treated at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital

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About Melanoma 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.


What is melanoma?

This is a type of cancer that originates from the pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes located in the basal layer of the epidermis. Melanomas usually occur in the skin but in rare cases they may occur in the mouth, eyes and intestines. Melanomas may also develop from a mole. Most melanomas are brown or black although some are pink, skin-colored, red, blue, purple or white.


What causes melanoma?

Ultraviolet light (UV) exposure is the most common cause of melanoma. People with low levels of skin pigment are at high risk of developing melanoma when exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun or tanning devices. The genetic defect can also cause the skin cells to rapidly multiply forming malignant tumors.

Risk factors include:
  • Lots of freckles or moles
  • Red or blonde hair
  • A family history of melanoma
  • Pale skin that easily burns

Types of melanoma
  • Superficial spreading melanoma: This is the most common type of melanoma.
  • Nodular melanoma: This fast developing melanoma is common in middle-aged people. It can appear in areas not regularly exposed to the sun.
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma: It is most common in the elderly and people who spend most of their time outdoors. It mostly develops on the face and slowly over several years.
  • Acral lentiginous melanoma: This is a rare melanoma that appears on the soles of feet and on the palms of the hands. It is common in people with dark skin.

Diagnosis
  • If you notice any changes in your moles you should see a specialist.
  • A biopsy of the suspicious mole will be removed surgically and studied for cancer cells.
  • A sentinel node biopsy may also be done to check if the melanoma has spread to other body parts.

Treatment
  • The typical treatment of melanoma is removal by surgery. This is usually the case if it is diagnosed early.
  • If the diagnosis is late and the melanoma has spread, chemotherapy is usually used to slow cancer and manage symptoms.
  • Other treatments include biologic therapy, immunotherapy, or radiation therapy.

How can I prevent melanoma?
  • Avoid exposure to ultraviolet light and if exposure is unavoidable use sunscreen.
  • Check your freckles and moles regularly for any changes.

How to check for melanoma
    Knowing your skin is an important part of diagnosing melanoma especially by recognizing any changes in the moles or freckles on your body. You should look for the ABCDE signs of melanoma and if there are one or more, you should see your doctor.
  • Asymmetry: If you draw a line through the middle and the two sides are not the same it is asymmetrical and this is a warning sign.
  • Border: The borders of melanoma are uneven and the edges may be notched and scalloped.
  • Color: Melanomas have a variety of colors and different shades of black, brown or tan may appear. The melanoma may also become white, blue or red.
  • Diameter: Melanomas usually have a large diameter. However, they may be smaller when first detected.
  • Evolving: Melanomas change or evolve over time. Any changes in shape, size or color should be a warning sign. Any new symptoms such as itching, crusting or bleeding should be of concern.

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