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Ovarian Cancer Treatment in Asia

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

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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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Assuta 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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Ovarian 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

Mahkota Medical Centre

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

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Ovarian Cancer 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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Ovarian 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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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Hadassah Hospital

40 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

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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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Chiangmai Ram Hospital

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Dr. Pawares Isariyodom

General Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist

Dr. Rattiya Cheewakraingkrai

Medical Oncologist/Hematologist

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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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

Listed oncologists:

Dr. Leong Kin Wah

Consultant Haemato-Oncologist / Physician

Dr. Adel Zaatar

Consultant Radiotherapist & Oncologist

Bumrungrad Hospital

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

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital

26 listed oncologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon

Hematology
Oncology (Cancer)

Dr. Thongbliew Prempree

Radiation Therapy

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Ovarian Cancer is treated at Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

4 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Albert Lim Kok Hooi

Breast & lung Cancer

Dr. Suseela Nair

Breast Cancer Management

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About Ovarian 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.


What is ovarian cancer?

This is cancer that affects the ovaries in a woman’s reproductive system. An ovary is a small organ that is part of a pair contained in the female reproductive system. Ovaries release an egg once a month in a process known as ovulation. Cancer of the ovaries can affect women of any age. It is difficult to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer because they can be similar to those of other conditions.


Who is at risk?Although it can affect women of any age, the risk increases in the following:
  • Women who have been through menopause
  • A family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer
  • Women who have never had children
  • Hormone therapy after menopause
  • Obesity
  • Fertility medication

Factors that decrease the risk

Women who are at a very high risk of getting ovarian cancer can have, as a preventative measure, their ovaries removed. Other factors that play a role in decreasing the risk include:

  • Tubal ligation
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Breastfeeding
  • Multiple pregnancies

What are the sign and symptoms?In the early stages, the signs and symptoms are absent, painless and difficult to recognize as they are similar to those of other conditions. It is important to look out for the following signs and inform your doctor if they go on for a long time.

  • Pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen
  • Persistent bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in the back and side
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Urgent and frequent urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion and heartburn

Screening and Diagnosis

Screening tests are usually done to people who have a high risk of getting cancer. This is so that cancer can be found early when the chances of curing it are high. However, there is no reliable screening test for this cancer yet.

Diagnosis starts with a physical examination, a pelvic exam, lab tests, a blood test, vaginal ultrasound or biopsy. Diagnosis must be confirmed by surgery; which helps the doctor to determine if the cancer is benign or malignant.



Treatment

Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are the main treatments for ovarian cancer. A team of specialists who include: a medical oncologist, a gynecological oncologist and a cancer nurse, a radiologist, pathologist, physiotherapist nutritionist, and therapist.

Factors that will be considered by your doctors in deciding the best treatment for you are your general health, whether fertility is an issue, the size n of cancer and how far it has spread.


What does the procedure involve?

If surgery is recommended, then it will probably involve the removal of:

  • Both ovaries and the fallopian tubes, also known as a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  • The womb, also is known as a total abdominal hysterectomy
  • A fatty layer of tissue within the abdomen called an omentum, also known as an omentectomy
  • The lymph nodes from your pelvis and abdomen and nearby tissue to test if cancer has spread.

After care : If there are no complications you will be ready to go home in 3-7 days. However, it will take weeks to fully recover. Gentle exercises are advised after this surgery, but you should first discuss with your doctor.

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