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Prostate Cancer Treatment in Asia

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

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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Prostate Cancer is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

9 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes

Gynecological - Oncology

Mahkota Medical Centre

The medical team at Mahkota Cancer Centre is made up of a team of three Radiotherapy and Oncology Consultants, backed by a team of multi-disciplinary consultants and surgeons. These doctors are supported by staff who are highly skilled in their respective fields.

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Prostate Cancer is treated at Mahkota Medical Centre

4 listed oncologists:

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Sunway Medical Centre

The team of dedicated Oncology professionals ensures not only the latest innovations in cancer treatments and technology, but also a personalised and tailored approach for the person with a cancer diagnosis focusing on effective treatments and enhanced quality of life.

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Prostate Cancer is treated at Sunway Medical Centre

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Dr. Christina Ng Van Tze

Medical Oncology (Cancer)

Dr. Joseph K Joseph

Medical Oncology (Cancer)

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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Prostate 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

National Cancer Centre

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

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Prostate 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

KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital

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

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Prostate Cancer is treated at Ampang Puteri Hospital

Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Apollo Oncology Team brings together the brightest minds in surgical, medical & radiation oncology, along with a complete range of high-end ancillary experts.

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Prostate Cancer is treated at Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.

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Prostate Cancer is treated at Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

21 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Anthony Pais

Senior Consultant Surgical Oncology, Head of the Breast Unit and The Women's Oncology Dept.

Dr. Prasad Narayanan

Consultant Medical Oncologist

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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Prostate Cancer is treated at Gleneagles Hospital

11 listed oncologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Tay Sun Kuie

Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Ang Cher Siang Peter

Medical Oncology

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

Cancer treatment calls for complete, customised care from our experienced oncologists working together with nurses, para-medical staff, palliative (end-of-life) care professionals and counsellors.

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Prostate Cancer is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

28 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Preetha Madhukumar

General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Yong Wei Sean

Surgical Oncology

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About Prostate 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 are the treatment options for Prostate Cancer?
The type of treatment that a patient chooses depends upon various factors such as the patient’s age, health issues, PSA levels, and Gleason score of the patient’s cancer. The cancer stage and the complications that might be involved in the treatment are also taken into consideration.

Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy and pain medications may be used to treat metastatic or locally advanced prostate cancer.

A patient who has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer may have emotional problems that may affect the decision making. It is important for the patient to consult the doctor in making the decision for the treatment option.
The treatment methods of prostate cancer include the following:

  • Watchful Waiting
    Watchful waiting is an active surveillance method. It involves observing the cancer over time. It does not mean not doing anything about the cancer. The patient needs to have regular checkups to watch and test the growth of the cancer. Ultrasound, biopsy and PSA blood tests may be conducted to determine the development of the cancer.

    Watchful waiting is done to check any changes in the cancer. If the cancer does not spread, then the patient may not need active treatment. The benefit of watchful waiting is to avoid any complications that are involved in active treatment methods, like urinary problems and erectile dysfunction. However there is a risk that the cancer may grow between the checkup visits. If there is growth in the cancer, then the doctor may help the patient decide on an active treatment method.
  • Radiation
    Radiation helps in killing the cancer cells.
    The cancer can be treated with radiation in two ways:
    • External beam radiation
      A machine is used to target the radiation at the prostate gland. It is performed in a hospital or a clinic. The radiation is provided for a period of 6 to 8 days.
    • Brachytherapy
      A needle is used to enter small seeds of radiation into the prostate cancer. The seeds gradually discharge radiation inside the prostate gland over time.

    Higher amounts of radiation may prove more beneficial in removing the cancer. However it may result in side effects like diarrhea and rectal pain. Lesser amounts of radiation may not be able to stop recurrence of the cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy involves medications that help in stopping the growth of cancer cells. Medications include drugs like docetaxel, prednisone, etc.

    This is used in the advanced stage of the prostate cancer if the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.

    Side effects include nausea, hair loss and mouth sores.
  • Hormone Treatment
    Testosterone hormone may lead to the growth of cancer cells. Hormone treatment helps in reducing or stopping the production of testosterone in the body. This decreases or puts an end to the growth of cancer cells.

    Hormone treatment is done by giving some medication to the patient in the form of oral pills or injections. Research on the following kinds of drugs is ongoing:
    • Leuprolide
    • Goserelin
    • Flutamide
    • Bicalutamide

    Hormone treatment is often performed in conjunction with prostate cancer radiation or surgery. However, it can be used as a separate treatment as well.

    Combining hormone treatment with external beam radiation has shown to be more beneficial than using radiation alone.

    Side effects are: weight gain, impotence, fatigue, hot flash and reduction in muscle mass.
  • Surgery
    Surgery may be performed to remove the cancer along with the prostate gland. Since prostate gland surrounds the urethra, a part of the urethra also may need to be removed. The urethra that is left behind is attached back to the bladder. Tissues surrounding the prostate gland such as lymph nodes may also be extracted and biopsy may be performed on them.

    Surgery may injure some nerves that are required for erection. Research studies have shown that 90 patients out of 100 have survived the prostate cancer after surgery. `

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