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Uterine Cancer Treatment in Singapore

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

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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Uterine 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

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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Uterine 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

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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Uterine 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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Uterine 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

Changi General Hospital

A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.

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Uterine Cancer is treated at Changi General Hospital

7 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Koong Heng Nung

Head, Department of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Toh Han Chong

Head, Dept of 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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Uterine 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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Uterine 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

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About Uterine Cancer Treatment

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Treatment overview:

The treatment of uterine cancer endometrial cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. In the early stages, surgery and close follow up may be the only required management. The choice of treatment depends on the location and severity of the cancer.


What are the treatment options for uterine cancer?

Surgery and histopathological staging forms the mainstay of management of endometrial or uterine cancers. Other treatment options, include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy also play an important role.

  • Surgery: Surgery involves the removal of uterus and cervix with or without the removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes. Adjacent lymph nodes may also be removed. Staging is also done during surgery in which few samples of tissue or fluid are taken and sent for examination.
  • Radiotherapy: High energy radiations are used to destroy the cancer cells. Radiation may be given as external beam therapy in which radiation source is outside the body or as internal beam therapy where small source is placed inside the body near the cancer tissue. The decision to start radiotherapy depends on the extent of the cancer. Though, it is usually given in stage II, III and IV. It is treatment of choice in patients who are poor candidates for surgery.
  • Chemotherapy: It is mainly used in the advanced stages of uterine cancer. Powerful drugs are used to kill the cancer cells.
  • Hormonal therapy: It is also an option in uterine cancer, though it is mainly used in the advanced or metastatic stages of cancer.

What is the success rate of uterine cancer treatment?

Success of treatment in uterine or endometrial cancer depends on the stage and grade of the uterine cancer. Early stage of cancer has good response to surgery and chemotherapy. Survival rate with radiotherapy alone is 15-20% less than that with surgery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : A stay of 4- 5 days is required in the hospital. Further stay depends on the chemotherapy and radiotherapy cycles.

Days admitted : Usually 3-4 days of hospital stay is required for the surgery

Anesthesia : Surgery is done under general anaesthesia

Risks : Haemorrhage, Risks associated with anaesthesia, Infection, Risks due to chemotherapy such as fatigue, hair loss, anaemia, nausea, increased susceptibility to infections etc., Risks associated with radiation therapy including diarrhoea, fatigue, local skin reaction, burning and increased urination

After care : Uterine or endometrial cancer can recur hence, regular follow up is required. Any warning signs like vaginal bleeding, weight loss, decreased appetite, shortness of breath etc. need urgent attention.

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