Cancer specialists, also called oncologists, are doctors specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. There are different types of cancer specialists based on the specific area or region they specialize in. For example, a cancer specialist who diagnoses treats and prevents the disorders of the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes are Hematologists. A cancer specialist works in coordination with various healthcare experts for special cancer care.
If cancer is detected in a patient with symptoms of cancer, oncologist designs a treatment plan for you based on his evaluation with the details of the type of cancer you have, what is the stage of the cancer, how fast it is likely to grow and what parts of your body are or likely to get affected.
A cancer specialist manages a patient’s care throughout the course of the treatment starting with the diagnosis, including:
Cancer Specialist(s) in Singapore
Cancer Specialists in Singapore are further categorized broadly under two categories. Each Category performs a different set of procedures which are listed below:
Upfront or induction chemotherapy
3D conformal radiation therapy
Brachytherapy and implants
Conventional radiation therapy
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Stereotactic radiation therapy
Singapore is considered to be one of the best destinations for cancer treatment due to the high quality of treatment provided and state-of-the-art technologies they have implemented in most major private hospitals such as Mount Elizabeth among others.
The Cancer Specialists in Singapore are also very well trained and equipped to handle complex cases. With the advent of new technologies being implemented in cancer care, Singapore has become a prime destination for the treatment of complex cases of cancer.
The average fees for consultation for Cancer specialists in some of the top private hospitals in Singapore range from USD 800 to USD 1200.
The advancements in cancer management have indeed enabled marked improvements in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of early and advanced stages of cancer, resulting in improved quality of life and prolonging meaningful life and chances of cure.
Top 10 Cancers Specialists in Singapore
Skin, including melanoma
Kidney and urinary infections*