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Cancer Care & Treatment

  • The Gleneagles Cancer Journey

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    More women in Singapore suffer from cancer than men, and a cancer diagnosis for yourself, or anyone in your life, can be a daunting prospect. The truth is that with adequate cancer care and strong emotional support, many cancers can be effectively treated.

    There are different types of cancer treatment available in Singapore. The type of treatment you will receive depends on the type of cancer you have and how advanced the disease is. At Gleneagles Hospital, we are ready to provide you with the care you need to start your process towards recovery. Here is some vital information for you to make the important decision on how you can get help beating cancer.

     

    Find out more about the symptoms, screening options and treatments for some of the more common cancers, how you can reduce the cost of cancer treatment, and where you can find emotional support to begin your journey to recovery.

  • Common Cancers in the Human Body

    Over the past few decades, the incidence of cancer has increased for both men and women. Based on the Singapore Cancer Registry, 38,320 men and 39,884 women were diagnosed with cancer from the years 2015 to 2019. The most common type of cancer affecting men is cancer of the colon and rectum, accounting for 16.9% of all cancers in men. For women, the most common is breast cancer which accounts for 29.4%.

    Other common cancers affecting men include prostate, lung, liver, skin, stomach and kidney. For women, other common types of cancers are colon and rectum, lung, uterus, ovary, skin, stomach, thyroid and cervix.

    Ref: Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Report 2019, National Registry of Diseases Office (released 28 Jan 2022)

    Most Common Cancers In Women

    Common Cancers in the Human Body

  • Cancer Screening

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    Many of us would trade anything in the world for more time with our loved ones, especially if cancer threatens to take those precious moments away.

    An early diagnosis for cancer is important as it can greatly improve the chances of a disease to be treated successfully and win you many more moments.

    Cancer screenings can help look for abnormal tissues and early signs of cancer, sometimes even before symptoms emerge. Screening is especially effective in the prevention and early detection of cancers such as breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer.

    Learn more about our cancer screening packages below.

    Basic LifeScreen

    The Basic LifeScreen package ($198) includes a clinical examination and medical consultation to check your blood pressure, body mass index, and height and weight. It also involves a physical examination.

    In addition, it will cover:

    Vision test

    • Colour vision
    • Visual acuity

    Urine full examination and microscopic examination (U FEME)

    Blood investigations

    • Full blood count
    • Bone/joint profile
    • Cholesterol profile
    • Fasting glucose
    • Kidney function
    • Liver function

    Blood tumour markers

    • Liver: Alphafoeto protein (AFP)
    • Colon: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
    • Pancreas: CA19-9
    • Ovary: CA 125 for women
    • Breast: CA15-3 for women
    • Prostate: PSA for men

    Colorectal cancer screening

    • Faecal immunochemical test (FIT)

    Post-medical review


    This screening package is available at Parkway Shenton. Call +65 6812 3396 to book an appointment.


    Comprehensive LifeScreen

    This Comprehensive LifeScreen package ($768 for men, $958 for women) includes a clinical examination and medical consultation to check your blood pressure, body mass index, and height and weight. It also involves a physical examination.

    In addition, it will cover a wide range of tests, including:

    Vision test

    • Colour vision
    • Visual acuity

    Urine full examination and microscopic examination (U FEME)

    Blood investigations

    • Full blood count
    • Bone/joint profile
    • Cholesterol profile
    • Fasting glucose
    • Kidney function
    • Liver function

    Colorectal cancer screening

    • Faecal immunochemical test (FIT)

    Blood tumour markers

    • Liver: Alphafoeto protein (AFP)
    • Colon: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
    • Pancreas: CA19-9
    • Ovary: CA 125 for women
    • Breast: CA15-3 for women
    • Prostate: PSA for men

    Nasopharyngeal cancer screening

    • Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serology test

    Lung examination

    • X-ray or low-dose CT (chest)

    Female-specific examinations

    • Breast mammogram and ultrasound
    • Cervical Pap smear and HPV DNA test

    Male-specific examinations

    • Prostate ultrasound

    Post-medical review


    You can book a cancer screening package for yourself or your loved ones at one of Parkway Shenton’s Executive Health Screening (EHS) clinics located within Gleneagles Hospital.


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  • Your Cancer Journey

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    Knowing what to do when you or your family is diagnosed with cancer is difficult. It may be difficult to understand your diagnosis and your options for cancer treatment. Often times, the journey towards recovery can take months or years

    Gleneagles Hospital is here to support you as you go through your cancer journey. We can equip you with the information you need to make clear decisions concerning your health. Our hospital houses many oncologists, also known as cancer specialists, who are experienced in treating various types of cancer. We also have trained nurses, allied health professionals, counsellors and dietitians who can provide holistic treatment and support you in your journey towards recovery

    Understanding cancer

    Cancer is a disease wherein certain cells of the body grow uncontrollably. Cancer can affect almost any cell in the body, and can spread to other parts of the body. When cancer cells multiply, a mass or tumour is often formed as a result. However, certain cancers of the blood such as leukaemia and myeloma do not form tumours.

    Diagnosing cancer

    Cancer is often first diagnosed when a patient experiences symptoms such as weight loss, weakness, and unusual masses. However, it is important to understand that in some cancers, especially in early-stage cancer, a patient may not have any symptoms at all.

    Your doctor may order several tests to diagnose cancer and to evaluate how far it has spread. In most cases, biopsies are needed to establish a definite diagnosis, during which a small portion of your body’s tissues are removed and examined for cancerous cells.

    Cancer treatment

    There are different ways to treat cancer such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Treatment depends on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is.

    Decisions about cancer treatment is personal, and it is important for you to understand your treatment options so that you can make informed decisions. Our specialists will guide you by recommending the most appropriate treatment, explaining its benefits and how to manage potential side effects.

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  • The Gleneagles Cancer Care Centre

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    The Gleneagles Hospital Cancer Centre is committed to delivering holistic cancer care for our patients. With 34 cancer specialists, over 300 multi-disciplinary doctors and surgeons, and our auxiliary staff, we offer personalised and comprehensive care for each of our cancer patient and their families. We will provide you with the services and support you need as you go through your cancer journey from screening, diagnosis, treatment, to long-term monitoring.

    Our priority is your recovery. At Gleneagles Hospital, we strive to give you complete medical and surgical services, rehabilitative care, and emotional support you will need as you journey towards better health and recovery.

    For more information, please call the Gleneagles patient assistance hotline at +65 6575 7575 or make an appointment online.

     

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    Medical information contributed by: Parkway Cancer Centre