Prostate Cancer Treatment cost in Singapore

Prostate cancer is the development of cancerous cells in the prostate gland. Prostrate is a small gland present in the reproductive system in men and helps in making and storing seminal fluids. This cancer is most common in men over 50 years of age. Prostate cancer is mostly asymptomatic in the early stage.

Prostate cancer treatment in Singapore

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the prostate, a gland that produces the seminal fluid. One of the most common types of cancer in men, prostate cancer is normally confined to the prostate gland, which is why it can be diagnosed and treated early. While sometimes the cancer cells are limited to the prostate gland only, sometimes the cells can be aggressive and spread to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer usually occurs with men above 50 years of age, with clear symptoms. Also, those with a family history of prostate cancer have a high risk of developing the same. While many countries are known for providing quality treatments for cancer patients, Singapore is one nation that emerges out to be the best in terms of technology and cost-effectiveness. A prostate cancer treatment in Singapore is what people from across the globe travel for, to avail quality diagnosis and care. The country has been developing in all possible aspects, medical care being on the top. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, internationally certified doctors, and quality care, Singapore has become a prominent medical tourism destination in the present times. Cost comparison Treating cancer is an expensive procedure, with a couple of sessions for chemotherapy, excessive medications, and regular checkups. Therefore, there are a variety of factors that determine the cost of treating prostate cancer such as:

  • Age and weight of the patient
  • The type of prostate cancer diagnosed with
  • Stage of cancer
  • Previous medical history of the patient
  • Type of procedure
  • Technology used

Talking about the average cost of prostate cancer in Singapore, here are the additional factors that affect it:

  • Type of medical center
  • Expertise and experience of the surgeon
  • Incidental costs (in the case or surgical complications)
  • Duration of stay at the hospital
  • Accommodation, food, and travel

Cost Comparison

Depending on the above-stated factors, the average cost of prostate cancer treatment in Singapore is much lower than the other developed nations. The below table compares the costs of this treatment across various geographies:

COUNTRY COST
USA $5500
Australia $11000
Singapore $5000

Treatment and Cost

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  • 4 Day in Hospital
  • 2 No. Travelers
  • 17 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

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Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital located in Novena, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 333 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit beds
  • Endoscopy beds
  • Day ward with 20 beds
  • 13 Operating Theatres, which includes 1 Neurological operating room, 2 Cardiac operating rooms, 4 Orthopaedic operating rooms, etc.
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 24/7 Accident & Emergency Department
  • Maternity ward
  • 1 major operating unit with 13 operating rooms inclusive of 1 hybrid theatre
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Rooms are categorized as Single Signature Rooms, Junior Suite and Regal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more

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Gleneagles Hospital located in Napier Road, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 270+ bedded medical facility, which includes suites, single rooms, two-bedded, four-bedded rooms and maternity wards (9 delivery rooms)
  • 12 operating rooms
  • Surgery ward with 40 beds
  • State-of- the-art intensive care unit (ICU) with 16 beds
  • State-of- the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Separate transplant unit
  • Endoscopy Centre (VIP room)
  • 24-hour accident and emergency (A&E) and outpatient Unit
  • Accommodation availability for the patients
  • The Hospital has a dedicated Patient Assistance Centre, which is to cater to multi-faceted needs of international patients. It provides services like air evacuation and repatriation, visa application and extension, language interpretation assistance, etc.

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Parkway East Hospital located in Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Total capacity for 143 beds
  • Hospital rooms are available- Single room, 2-bedded room (8), 4-bedded room (2), Deluxe room, and Orchid/Hibiscus Suite
  • All rooms are equipped with all ensuite facilities like Free wifi, mini fridge, sofa couch, telephone, in-room safe, TV, etc.
  • Maternity wards- Accredited as a baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisations Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
  • 1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Operation Theatre with 5 Operating rooms
  • 1 Nursery with 30 cots
  • 1 Parentcraft room
  • 24-hour walk-in-clinic (for emergency)
  • 24-hour Pharmacy

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital located in Singapore, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 345 bedded Hospital
  • Maternity wards
  • The Mount Elizabeth Patient Assistance Centre (MPAC)
  • 1 major operating unit with 12 operating rooms and 1 operating theatre dedicated to in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Accident & Emergency Department
  • Rooms are categorized as Single rooms, 2-bedded rooms, 4-bedded rooms, Executive deluxe suite, Daffodil/Magnolia suite, VIP Room, and Royal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more
  • Parking lot

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Farrer Park Hospital located in Connexion, Singapore has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A medical centre is linked to the Farrer Park Hospital Complex, Connexion, Singapore
  • The focus of the hospital is to bring together two essential elements: those of healthcare combined with hospitality.
  • There is a building with 20 different stories which comprises Owen Link, hotel and spa.
  • Personal attention and patient care focus is maintained with a system in place of listening, analysing, evaluating and then implementing a treatment plan.
  • 121 bed capacity
  • Technology and innovations help provide the best of medical and surgical treatment options.
  • Professionally implemented international patient care systems
  • Suites: Cardiovascular, day surgery, endoscopy, major surgery, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and inpatient suite
  • Diagnostic imaging and intensive care unit
  • 24 hour emergency clinic and pharmacy
  • Facilities such as dialysis, nutrition services, rehab centre, and teaching clinic

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Wockhardt Hospital, Umrao located in Thane, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 14 story building houses this hospital and it has a 350 beds capacity.
  • The hospital has a day care unit, dialysis unit, and digital documentation facility.
  • Treatment packages are available at the hospital as are Diagnostic and therapeutic services.
  • High end diagnostic services, 9 operation theatres and ICU facilities (24/7) are present.
  • Nephrology, Urology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology, and Neurology departments in the hospital are worth a mention.
  • Minimal access surgery as well as Emergency & Trauma Surgery services are present in Wockhardt Umrao.
  • Comprehensive health check up option is available at Wockhardt Umrao.
  • It has all kinds of International patient care services including assistance for travel, transfer, accommodation and interpreters.

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Apollo Hospital located in Chennai, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Committed Centers of Excellence involving many major specialties, super specialties
  • Assistance in trip planning and execution
  • Insurance related assistance
  • Visa facilitation
  • International patient representatives for complete end to end travel and transfer processing for medical travellers
  • Language translators availability
  • Robust safety and infection protocols
  • Personalised, Visa and Premium Health Checks available
  • Health Library and accessing health records online
  • Wide variety of procedures accomplished including complex and critical procedures
  • Technologically advanced systems and procedures in place
  • Research and academics base of healthcare delivery

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Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals located in Kolkata, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • International patient Center
  • Focus on research and innovation
  • Different amenities: Transport, Security, Travel Desk, Places of Worship, Telecommunication Service, Special Nurse, Food & Dietary Services
  • Several kinds of rooms: General ward, Semi Private Rooms, Private Rooms, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Suite, Maharaja Suite, HDU, Gastro ICU, Emergency, Neonatal ICU, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3
  • Health Insurance coverage available
  • Here is a comprehensive list of the various kinds of key medical procedures performed through the latest technology.
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
  • Hand Microsurgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Subvastus Total Knee Replacement
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • 128 Slice PET CT
  • Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)
  • ECMO
  • OCT Technique - Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Single Port Endoscopic technique of Carpal Tunnel Release (ECTR)

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is known for delivering treatment to over 200,000 patients every year; 10,000 of which are generally medical tourists. The efficient team of doctors has the record of 99.6 percent success rate. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital deals in treatment of over 50 specialities.  

Let’s see some of the features of the infrastructure:

  • Spread over 15 acres, the hospital has 710 beds.
  • 6 beds dedicated to bone marrow transplant units with very strict infection control practices.
  • 64-Slice Scan coupled with data acquisition which provides highest temporal resolution
  • One of the hospitals to be using Da Vinci Robotics Surgery System
  • In South Asia, the Spect-CT and Pet-CT got their first installation at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in India
  • Technologies such as PET- MR, BrainLab Navigation System, PET-CT, Portable CT Scanner, Tilting MRI, NovalisTx, Cobalt based HDR Brachytherapy, Hyperbaric Chamber, DSA Lab, Fibroscan, 3 Tesla MRI, Endosonography, 128 Slice CT scanner are all installed at the hospital.
  • The Cancer Institute at Indraprastha Apollo is equipped with a highly advanced Radiation Oncology Center with ClinaciX, NovalisTx, and HDR-Brachytherapy.
  • It is equipped with the largest Sleep Lab in Asia, & has one of the largest Dialysis Units in India.
  • A large number of ICU beds than any other Private Hospitals in India.
  • WIFI is accessible across the whole campus.

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Manipal Hospital, Yeshwantpur located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Super-specialty healthcare facility
  • Started operations in July 2008
  • Video consultations with specialists
  • Various health checkup packages available
  • Technological applications in healthcare and healthcare delivery
  • Many ancillar services available like
    • ICU, NICU
    • Physiotherapy
    • Referral lab
    • Teleradiology / telemedicine
    • Pharmacy
    • Imaging facilities
  • Rehabilitation services, 24 hour emergency services, operating theatre, ambulatory and daycare, cafeteria, and many kinds of patient accomodation.

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Fortis Hospital located in Noida, India is accredited by ISO, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has a capacity of as many as 200 beds.
  • There are also 7 operation rooms.
  • Emergency trauma unit of the hospital is an epitome of excellence.
  • The laboratories are made to make diagnosis and analysis a strong part of the treatment process.
  • Numerous organ transplants have been performed and continued to be performed in this healthcare organization.
  • The dialysis unit of the Fortis Hospital Noida is definitely worth a mention, as is its position as a referral hospital for renal ailment treatments.
  • The critical care procedures of the hospital are a major attraction.
  • The hospital has a smoothly functioning 24/7 Emergency centre and its Cardiac Centre for Excellence is well renowned.

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Memorial Atasehir Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Covers an area of 22,000 sqm in the Anatolian side of Istanbul
  • The Hospital has comfortable patient rooms, designed while considering all the required needs of the patients
  • Capacity of 144 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department

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BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital at Kengeri has a capacity of 500 beds.
  • There are 14 operation theatres in this healthcare facility at Kengeri.
  • It is a technologically advanced hospital with imaging facilities, Transplant ICU.
  • A professionally managed International patient center caters to the huge influx of overseas patients.
  • Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Richmond Road is associated with the latest imaging services, pathology laboratory and in house pharmacy.
  • The Richmond Road hospital is a 40-bed healthcare specialty.
  • It specialises in preventive medicine options which makes regular health check ups a reality for patients.

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American Hospital located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • This is a 254 bed hospital.
  • There are 40 medical and surgical specialties.
  • The hospital is recognised as a leading mulitspecialist healthcare organisation.
  • It possesses a fully functional Research & Innovation Hub and a Robotic Center of Excellence which are a sign of a progressive health facility.
  • The International Patient Center caters to a wide variety of patients from various nationalities who come here every year.
  • Also, there is an academic focus with programmes such as Service Excellence Programme and Life Support Training Centre etc.

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Medicana Konya Hospital located in Konya, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Providing services in a closed area of 30.000 m2
  • It has a total of 80 physicians (including 32 specialist physicians), 37 academicians, 8 practitioners, 1 psychologist and 2 Dieticians
  • General and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Total bed capacity for 223 beds with 49 in general intensive care, 7 in cardiovascular surgery intensive care, 9 beds in coronary intensive care unit, 41 in NICU and 117 service beds
  • Operating rooms are equipped with the latest medical technologies & state-of-the-art equipment like IT, MRI (1.5 Tesla), Mammography, Ultrasonography, etc.
  • Laboratories and Imaging Units
  • UHA Unit for International Patients
  • Pharmacies on Duty
  • Hospital rooms are categorized as Standard rooms and Suite rooms
  • Rooms are fully equipped with basic needs of a patient and their relatives, like TV, Mini Fridge, Nurse call system, telephone, central air conditioning ventilation system, etc.
  • 24-hour cafeteria
  • Parking lot
  • Mens & Womens Place of worship

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About the Prostate Cancer Treatment

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system, which makes fluid that forms an essential part of the semen. Prostate cancer starts when cells of the prostate glands begin to grow abnormally

Prostate cancer is one of the leading cancers in men above the age of 60. In most of the cases, it is slow growing and may even go undetected and do not cause any problem. However, in some cases, it could be aggressive and cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body (metastatic prostate cancer)

Prostate cancer is a very slow growing disease and starts with tiny alterations in the shape and size of the prostate gland cells. The prostate cancer risk increases with age and it is rarely observed before the age of 40. That is the main reason why many men die of old age, without ever knowing that they had prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Causes

There is no direct prostate cancer causes. However, there are some factors that can increase the risk of prostate cancer, including the following:

  • Consumption of diet rich in red meat and high fat dairy products
  • Less consumption of vegetables and fruits
  • Obesity
  • Family history of the disease
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Types of Prostate Cancer

Usually, prostate cancer means the cancer of prostate gland cells called prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). Almost all the prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas, but there are some other types of prostate cancer as well, including the following:

  • Sarcomas
  • Small-cell carcinomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas)
  • Transitional cell carcinomas

Prostate Cancer Classification

Based on how abnormal the patterns of cancer cells look, prostate cancers are classified as:

  • Low-grade PIN: In this, the pattern of prostate cells appears almost normal
  • High-grade PIN: In this, the pattern of cells looks a bit abnormal

Signs of Prostate Cancer

There are no warning signs of prostate cancer. The symptoms of metastatic prostate cancer usually appear first in the region that the cancer cells have invaded.

After cancer causes the prostate gland to swell, the following signs of prostate cancer may be experienced: 

  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting or stopping the stream of urine
  • Weak urine stream and inability to urinate
  • Pain and burning sensation during urination and ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen

In prostate cancer stages, the following symptoms may also be there:

  • Pain in spine, pelvis or ribs
  • Leg weakness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence

How is Prostate Cancer Treatment performed?

Treatment for prostate cancer can be divided into early stage and advanced stage. Your doctor will choose the best suitable treatment for you, depending on the stage and classification of prostate cancer, your age, and overall health status. Although, your feelings, expected lifespan, and your opinion will play a major role in choosing the right kind of treatment.

The most common treatment options for prostate cancer include the following:

Watchful waiting or active surveillance

No immediate treatment is carried out, but the patient is followed up at regular intervals to see the progression of the disease. This method is used in elderly patients with short life expectancy and in case of an early disease.

Surgery

The main type of prostate surgery is called radical prostatectomy. In this, cancerous tissues are removed by a surgical operation. A long cut in the abdomen is needed in this surgery, depending on the extent and stage of cancer.

However, a keyhole surgery for prostate cancer using a laparoscope or robot is also available. These treatments have good success rates but may result in certain long-term side effects such as sexual dysfunction, narrowing of the urethra, and urinary incontinence.

Radiotherapy

High-intensity beams are used in this treatment to destroy the cancer cells in the prostate. Radiotherapy can be administered via needles implanted into the prostate, under ultrasound guidance or as an external beam. Radiotherapy can be used after surgery if the resection of cancer tissue has not been completed.

There are two types of radiotherapy for prostate cancer:

Conformal radiotherapy

In this, the radiation beams are shaped so that the region where they overlap is as close to the same shape as the organ that requires treatment. It minimizes healthy tissue exposure to radiation.

Intensity-modulated radiotherapy:

In this, the beams with variable intensity are used. It is an advanced form of conformal radiotherapy. It is usually delivered with the help of a computer-controlled linear accelerator.

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy involves the use of medications that suppress testosterone levels. They are used as primary treatment and in advanced cases or Stage 4 prostate cancer.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a kind of advance drug treatment in which strong medications are used to kill the cancer cells and prevent it from spreading. It is used when the prostate cancer is not controlled by hormonal treatment. Chemotherapy is selected only for treatment of Stage 4 prostate cancer and when the patient can cope with it.

Cryotherapy

This treatment uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze and destroy cancer tissues in the prostate. Cryotherapy is the best option for treating recurrent prostate cancer, especially if initial radiation therapy did not kill enough cancer cells. The surgeon inserts an ultra-thin metal probe or needle into the prostate gland, from which a freezing liquid, such as liquid nitrogen or more commonly, argon gas, is infused into the prostate gland.  

Other local ablation

Some treatments such as radiofrequency and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) are used to treat early prostate cancer or when the patient is not fit for a major surgery.

Recovery from Prostate Cancer Treatment

  • Patients may suffer from some immediate and long-term side effects after the treatment. However, they may expect the doctor to guide them on how to control and manage the side effects.
  • Recovery after prostate cancer treatment takes time. You may expect yourself to go for regular follow up visits with the doctor, who will check on your progress and any signs of cancer coming back. You may have to follow a strict diet and avoid certain physical activities for a speedy recovery.
  • Additionally, a dietician will share a plan with you at the time of discharge. You should try to stick to the plan and maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure that the recovery time after treatment is minimal.
  • If you’ve had a prostate surgery, you will have a catheter in place to drain urine for a day or two. Hospital discharge takes place after about two days after the surgery. Most of the patients are able to return to their normal routine in about two weeks’ time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Prostate Cancer Treatment cost in Singapore?
The minimum cost of Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore is about USD$ 28500. There are many JCI certified hospitals in Singapore that offer Prostate Cancer Treatment.
What are the factors affecting the cost of Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore?
Different hospitals have different pricing policy when it comes to the cost of Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore. The Prostate Cancer Treatment package cost usually includes all the expenses related to pre and post surgery expenses of the patient. The Prostate Cancer Treatment cost in Singapore includes the cost of anesthesia, medicines, hospitalization and the surgeon's fee. A prolonged hospital stay due to delayed recovery, new diagnosis and complications after surgery may increase the cost of Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore.
Which are some of the best hospitals in Singapore for Prostate Cancer Treatment?
There are several best hospitals for Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore. The following are some of the most renowned hospitals for Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore:
  1. Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  2. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  3. Parkway East Hospital
  4. Gleneagles Hospital
  5. Farrer Park Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore?
Upon discharge from the hospital after Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore, the patients are advised to stay for about 21 days for recovery. This period is important to conduct all the follow-up tests to ensure that the surgery was successful and the patient can go back to the home country.
Which are some of the other popular destinations for Prostate Cancer Treatment?
While Singapore is considered to be one of the best destinations for Prostate Cancer Treatment owing to the standard of Hospitals, and expertise of doctors; there are a select few destinations which provide comparable quality of healthcare for this procedure. Some of such countries are:
  1. South Africa
  2. Czechia
  3. Tunisia
  4. India
  5. the United Kingdom
  6. Lebanon
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Greece
  9. South Korea
  10. Spain
How much are the other expenses in Singapore apart from the cost of Prostate Cancer Treatment?
Apart from the Prostate Cancer Treatment cost, the patient may have to pay for additional daily expenses such as for guest house after discharge and meals. The per day extra expenses in Singapore per person is about USD$ 60
Which are the best cities in Singapore for Prostate Cancer Treatment Procedure?
There are many cities that offer Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore, including the following:
  • Connexion
  • Singapore
  • Novena
  • Joo Chiat Pl
  • Napier Road
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore?
After Prostate Cancer Treatment, the patient is supposed to stay for about 4 days in the hospital for recovery and monitoring. The patient is subjected to several biochemistry and radiological scans to see that everything is okay and the recovery is on track. After making sure that patient is clinically stable, discharge is planned.
What is the average rating of Hospitals in Singapore?
The overall rating for hospitals providing Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore is 4.2. Several parameters such as hospital infrastructure, pricing policy, quality of services, politeness of staff etc. contribute to the rating.
How many hospitals offer Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore?
There are more than 5 hospitals that offer Prostate Cancer Treatment in Singapore. These hospitals have the required expertise as well as infrastructure available to handly patients who need Prostate Cancer Treatment
What are the causes of prostate cancer?

It has still not been inferred as to what exactly causes prostate cancer. But researchers underline a few risk factors that are closely associated with this type of cancer. Prostate cancer is caused by some changes in the genetic blueprint of the prostate cells, which can be inherited or acquired.

  • Inherited gene mutations are also known as hereditary cancer, in which the mutations let the abnormal prostate cells live longer than required, thus increasing the risk of cancer becoming metastatic.

  • Acquired gene mutations are, however, acquired when a cell divides into two parts. When this division isn’t proper, then the defective cell is left in the DNA. Hormones such as testosterone promote cell growth, which is a huge factor in causing the cancer cells to grow and multiply quickly.

Also, inflammation in the prostate is one of the causes of prostate cancer. An inflammation damages the cell DNA, which means that there are high chances for the normal cell to turn into a cancer cell.

What is the average cost of prostate cancer treatment in Singapore?

The treatment of prostate cancer depends on a variety of factors. When we consider surgery as an option for treating prostate cancer, the following factors determine its cost:

  • The type and location of the incision

  • Technology used

  • The procedure used to conduct the surgery

Based on these three factors, the average cost of prostatectomy in Singapore is $25000, while surgery in the USA costs around $55000. Similarly, the cost of chemotherapy in Singapore goes up to $5000, whereas it is more than $5500 in the USA. Though the cost of the treatment varies greatly across individuals, it is still certain that Singapore offers high-quality treatment at relatively affordable costs, without having to spend a fortune by the patient availing the treatment.

What are the types of surgeries available in Singapore for prostate cancer treatment?

Here are some of the common treatments undertaken to treat this disease:

  • Radical Prostatectomy

This is a process of surgically removing the prostate from the body, so as to prevent the cancer cells from spreading to other body parts. An incision is made in the lower abdomen to remove the prostate. Nowadays, robotic prostatectomy has become a common procedure, with small incisions being made in the abdomen, while the surgeon controls the robotic interface.

  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

The TURP is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to trim off the excess prostate tissue. In this procedure, no incisions are made, but the scope is inserted into the urethra to remove the blockage in the prostate gland. Though this treatment is commonly performed on patients having Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, it is highly effective to treat the urinary problems that occur as a result of prostate cancer.

What is the recovery process post-treatment in Singapore for prostate cancer?
In case of a surgery, you need to remain on a catheter for at least a week, so that the bladder and the urethra are properly healed. After the treatment, it takes about two weeks to recover, after which you can resume your daily routine. In the case of radiotherapy, carry out with your normal activities as you need not stay overnight at the hospital. It is still advised to go for regular follow-ups to make sure that those cancer cells have stopped developing.
Which are the top hospitals for a prostate cancer treatment in Singapore?

Here are the best hospitals in Singapore to avail treatment for prostate cancer:

  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital

  • Singapore General Hospital

  • National Cancer Center Singapore

  • Gleneagles Hospital

Who are the top doctors and surgeons for prostate cancer treatment in Singapore?

Singapore exhibits a richness in medical tourism, encompassing impressive medical infrastructure, with quality treatments being provided at reasonable rates. Though there are other countries where the treatment can be availed, Singapore boasts of state-of-the-art technology and JCI certified doctors who make a disease like cancer less painful, thus improving the quality of life.

Here is a list of the best doctors to approach for treatment:

  • Dr. Ong Chin Hu

  • Dr. Damian Png

  • Dr. Michael Wong

  • Dr. Jimmy Beng

FAQ's Related to Singapore

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in Singapore?

The accredition of hospitals in Singapore is done by Joint Commission International as an international accredition agency. Joint Commission International or JCI makes sure that the hospitals in Singapore are keeping up standards of patient safety and healthcare quality. Joint Commission International apprises hospital in Singapore on Organisation management and those hospitals that make the cut are the ones most sought after by everyone. The Joint Commission International keeps really stringent assessment measures before giving any hospital in Singapore the accredition.

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Singapore?

The popular multi specialty hospital groups in Singapore are as follows

  1. Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  2. Raffles Hospital
  3. National University Hospital
  4. Gleneagles Hospital
  5. Singapore General Hospital
  6. Changi General Hospital
  7. Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre
  8. Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  9. Parkway Hospitals Singapore

The patient ecosystem that frequents the popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore is made up of international patients because of the high quality of medical care available. The quality of medical professionals and the wide variety of specialties covered by the Singapore multispecialty hospitals is the reason for the success of the popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore. The best of medical treatment can be had in the popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore at less waiting times.

Why should I opt for healthcare in Singapore?

Healthcare in Singapore is identified with world class healthcare infrastructure and this gives you a strong reason to opt for treatment in Singapore. The highest quality of comprehensive care and high precision of clinical outcomes are aimed for by healthcare professionals and healthcare providers in Singapore. The commitment to providing the best in terms of service quality is one of the most important reasons for anyone to choose Singapore as a healthcare destination. Singapore is a medical tourism hub because it has high degree of access to quality healthcare for all and seamless travel opportunities.

What is the quality of doctors in Singapore?

It is important to know that with immense practical knowledge in their specialisation and being thorough professionals, doctors in Singapore are among the chosen few. The emphasis of the doctors in Singapore is on precision and efficiency of treatment and these can be used to assess that the quality of doctors in Singapore is really good. The quality of doctors in Singapore will be high considering that with an influx of international medical tourist, doctors in Singapore have a vast international exposure. The presence of sharp skills and being educated from the best of the educational institutions means that the doctors in Singapore are most sought after by the patients.

When traveling to Singapore for medical treatment, what essential documents do I need to carry along?

We bring to you the list of documents needed for your medical travel to Singapore:

  1. Medical Records and Reports describing your medical condition
  2. Communication from the hospital and/or the doctor that has referred you
  3. Passport
  4. Treatment Plan and Frequency of treatment
  5. Fit to travel confirmation
  6. To and Fro travel tickets
  7. Visa relevant to your visit as a medical traveller to Singapore
  8. Proof of financial means for travel and treatment
  9. Credit Card/Debit Card/Valid internet banking account in Singapore

Please create the document checklist before starting your journey to Singapore as a medical traveller. There are three types of documents that will cover your requirements during your medical travel to Singapore and these are your medical condition related documents, travel related documents and the ones related to your finances. It is essential to make sure that your travel documents align with your medical travel visa requirements making your treatment, stay and travel back a seamless process.

What are the popular procedures available in Singapore?

Please find below the popular procedures that are regularly done in Singapore:

  1. Dentistry
  2. Orthopedics
  3. Cardiology
  4. Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery
  5. Ophthalmology

Cardiology procedures have long been the forte of healthcare providers in Singapore owing to their expertise stemming from the best of education and training in performing these procedures. The precision and efficiency shown by doctors in the hospitals in Singapore in performing Orthopaedic surgery procedures has meant that they are one of the most popular procedures in Singapore. There are may popular cosmetic surgery procedures which are regularly done in clinics and hospitals in Singapore such as:

  1. Liposuction
  2. Rhinoplasty
  3. Face Lift
  4. Breast Augmentation
  5. Blepharoplasty
What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in Singapore?

It is the hospitals in Singapore that are giving a world class treatment to their patients and their loved ones accompanying them by providing several additional facilities. Your medical travel and transfer process is sought to be made easy and effortless by the hospitals in Singapore by providing you facilities such as:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Flight Booking
  3. Airport Transfers
  4. Interpreter

There are facilities available for medical travellers that ease the payment process such as private payment gateways and the option of availing private insurance. Whether it be providing health screening, dietitians and pharmacies presence in the hospitals in Singapore, everything is done in line with the patient centric care practiced by the hospitals.

What is the procedure for obtaining medical visa for Singapore?

Please check the visa requirements for your country before applying for a medical visa for Singapore as their are relaxed visa norms for many countries. Please find below the required documents for a medical visa to Singapore:

  1. Passport with the required time validity
  2. Completed application form
  3. LOI or Letter of Introduction from a local contact in Singapore
  4. A recent passport size photograph
  5. Bio data page photocopy of the passport of the applicant
  6. Covering letter and forwarding letter

A medical visa application to Singapore takes five days to process unless you apply during peak periods or have submitted a visa application which is incomplete in some shape or form. Also, before applying it would be pertinent if you check the required fee for the medical visa to Singapore from your country. Your financials must be in order for you to get a Singapore medical visa and you must submit your original bank statement to ensure this.