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Prostate Cancer Treatment in Asia

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

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.


Prostate Cancer is treated at Assuta Hospital

11 listed oncologists:

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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.


Prostate 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

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.


Prostate Cancer is treated at Hadassah Hospital

40 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

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.


Prostate Cancer is treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

9 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Napaporn Ketvatanawes

Gynecological - Oncology

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.


Prostate Cancer is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

19 listed oncologists:

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Mahkota Medical Centre

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


Prostate Cancer is treated at Mahkota Medical Centre

4 listed oncologists:

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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.


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.


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

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.


Prostate 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

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.


Prostate 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

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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 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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