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Sarcoma Treatment in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia which treat Sarcoma 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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Sarcoma 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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Sarcoma 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

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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Sarcoma is treated at Apollo Hospital Chennai

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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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Sarcoma 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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Sarcoma is treated at Hadassah Hospital

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Dr. Ayala Hubert

Medical Oncology & Radiotherapy

Bumrungrad Hospital

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

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Sarcoma is treated at Bumrungrad Hospital

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Assoc. Prof. Wichean Mongkonsritragoon

Hematology
Oncology (Cancer)

Dr. Thongbliew Prempree

Radiation Therapy

National Cancer Centre

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

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Sarcoma is treated at National Cancer Centre

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Dr. Koong Heng Nung

Head, Department of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Alethea Yee

Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine

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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Sarcoma 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

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.

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Sarcoma is treated at St. Luke's Medical Center

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.

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Sarcoma 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

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About Sarcoma 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 sarcoma?

Sarcoma is derived from the Greek word ‘sarx’ which means flesh. Sarcomas are cancerous tumors of the connective tissues. Connective tissues include blood vessels, nerves, fat, cartilage, bones, deep skin tissues, and muscles. Sarcoma is rare cancer.


How many types of sarcomas are there?

There are two main types of sarcomas namely soft tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas. They all exhibit the same symptoms and share some microscopic characteristics.

  • Soft tissues sarcoma: Because of this it is very important to see a specialist once you have been diagnosed. This type of cancer can occur in the tendons, blood vessels, muscles, fat synovial and fibrous tissues. They can spread to surrounding tissue and even further to other organs.
  • Bone sarcoma: This type of sarcoma is also called osteosarcoma.

Risk factors<

Although it is sometimes not clear why some people develop sarcomas, the following are some of the factors that increase the risks of developing sarcomas.

  • Exposure to high doses of radiation
  • Exposure to a chemical found in herbicides and wood preservatives
  • A family history of sarcomas
  • You suffer a bone disorder called Paget’s disease

Symptoms
  • Osteosarcoma is more common in children than adults and can sometimes be mistaken for growing pains.Soft tissue sarcoma presents as a small painless lump. With time, the lump becomes bigger. It might make you uncomfortable as it presses against muscles or nerves. With time, it also becomes sore and painful.
  • Bone sarcoma presents as off and on pain in the affected bone.
  • Swelling which starts weeks after the pain
  • You might exhibit a limp if the sarcoma is in the leg

Diagnosis
  • Biopsy: Soft tissue can only be diagnosed through surgical biopsy. A biopsy is a procedure used to remove a small sample of tissue for further examination under a microscope.
  • Imaging tests: these include a CT (computed tomography) scan, an ultrasound or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) which helps the doctor to see inside your body.
  • Bone scan: If you have bone sarcoma you may be required to get a bone scan.

Treatment

Choice of which method of treatment to use or if to combine several is determined by the size, location, severity and growth rate of the tumor

  • Surgery: Soft tissue sarcomas are mainly treated with surgery.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy drugs can be used or even combined with surgery.
  • Radiotherapy: This can be used to shrink the tumor before the surgery. It can also be used to kill any remaining cancer cells after the surgery has been performed. It could also be the only treatment, especially if surgery is not an option.
  • Targeted therapy: This is a new treatment that uses drugs or artificial antibodies to block the growth of cancer cells while it leaves healthy cells unharmed.

Conclusion

Although sarcomas are quite rare, they are treatable. You should discuss with a specialist the options you have and which one you feel bests fits you.

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