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Skin Cancer Treatment in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore which treat Skin Cancer patients.

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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Skin Cancer is treated at Gleneagles Hospital

12 listed oncologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Tay Sun Kuie

Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Ang Cher Siang Peter

Medical Oncology

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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Skin 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

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

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Skin Cancer is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

29 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Preetha Madhukumar

General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Yong Wei Sean

Surgical Oncology

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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Skin 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

KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

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Skin Cancer is treated at KK Women's And Children's Hospital

19 listed oncologists:

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Prof. Ho Tew Hong

Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. Chia Yin Nin

Head of the Gynae Cancer Unit

National Cancer Centre

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

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Skin 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 Skin Centre

A tertiary healthcare facility for dermatological concerns. The National Skin Centre (NSC) is a medical facility specializing in dermatological cases. NSC is a main dermatology centered facility which provides outpatient services. Accommodate up to 950 patients

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Skin Cancer is treated at National Skin Centre

3 listed oncologists:

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Assoc. Prof. TAN Suat Hoon

Cutaneous Lymphomas, Dermatopathology, Immunodermatology

Dr. TANG Boon Yang Mark

Wound / Ulcer Management, Cutaneous Lymphoma / Eczema

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About Skin 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 skin cancer?

This is a type of cancer that affects the skin. It begins from normal skin cells which transform into cells that reproduce in an uncontrollable manner. Most skin cancers do not spread to other parts of the body or organs and are not life threatening. Skin cancer is not common and the survival rate is quite high because it does not usually spread to other parts of the body.


Types of skin cancer

Skin cancer is classified into three main types, depending on the skin cell the cancer develops in.

  • Basal cell carcinoma: This is the most common type of skin cancer.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma: It is the second most common type of skin cancer.
  • Melanoma: This type of skin cancer is far less common. However, melanoma is more dangerous than basal and squamous cell carcinoma.

Who is at risk of skin cancer?
  • A family history of skin cancer
  • Pale skin that burns easily
  • A large number of moles or freckles
  • A suppressed immune system
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to some medications such as prednisone or chemotherapy
  • Certain types of wart virus infections
  • Exposure to some chemicals such as arsenic

Signs and symptoms
  • A lump or patch that is sore, itchy or bleeding.
  • A new skin growth or unmarked skin.
  • A growth that changes color shape or size.
  • A bruise that is taking too long to heal.
  • A black or brown streak under a toenail or fingernail.

Diagnosis

You can diagnose cancer of the skin by regularly checking your skin for signs of skin cancer. An early diagnosis will increase your chances of successful treatment. Your doctor will examine your skin for signs of skin cancer. They may refer you to a skin specialist or a specialist plastic surgeon for further diagnosis.

The specialist will examine your skin again and may perform a biopsy to confirm a diagnosis of this kind of cancer. A biopsy is an operation that removes some of the affected tissue so it can be examined under a microscope.


Treatment

The type of treatment you get will depend on how advanced your skin cancer is and the likelihood that it will spread to surrounding tissue or other parts of the body. Treatment for skin cancer is generally successful, unlike most other types of cancer, there is a considerably lower risk that the cancer will increase and extend to other parts of the body.

Surgery is the main treatment for skin cancer. This involves removing the tumor that is affected by cancer, as well as some of the surrounding skin tissue. Other treatments for skin cancer include creams, radiotherapy, cryotherapy, chemotherapy and a treatment known as photodynamic therapy.


Prevention

Although cancer of the skin is not always avoidable, there are several things that can reduce your chances of developing it. These include:

  • Avoiding exposure to ultraviolet light.
  • Protect your skin by limiting the time you spend in the sun, dress sensibly in the sun and use sunscreen.Avoid sunlamps and sunbeds.
  • Check your skin for signs of cancer on a regular basis.

Learn more about Skin Cancer

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