Oncology | Gleneagles Hospital

Oncology

What is Cancer?

Cancer occurs when some cells in the body grow out of control and spread to other regions of the body.

In normal circumstances, human cells grow and multiply, creating new cells. When cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced by the new ones.

However, in rare cases, this process goes awry, causing abnormal or damaged cells to grow and multiply. These cells may form abnormal clumps of tissue called tumours, which may be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).

Cancerous tumours can spread to the surrounding tissues and migrate (metastasize) to distant parts of the body to form new tumours.

Types of Cancer

There are over 100 different forms of cancer. Typically, cancer types are named for the organs or tissues where they occur.

Click on the "+" symbol to learn more about the different types of cancers.

Cancer Symptoms, Risks & Prevention

In-depth information on identifying cancer symptoms, reducing risk factors, early detection, and prevention of cancer.

Signs & Symptoms

Learn to recognise cancer signs & symptoms and when to book an appointment with a doctor.

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Risk Factors

Some lifestyle habits affect your risk of developing certain cancers.

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Cancer Risk Quiz

Answer the questions to find out how to reduce your cancer risk.

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How to Prevent Cancer

In Malaysia, 1 in every 4 new cancer cases can be prevented through adjusting certain risk factors.

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Cancer Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment Technologies

Early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment can save your life.

Screening & Diagnosis
                    Well established screening tests are used to detect common cancers in Malaysia.
Treatment Technologies
                    Treatment options for cancer depends on the type of cancer and how far it has progressed.

Early Detection and Prevention

- Gleneagles Hospitals oncology offers a comprehensive examination of patients and can be carried out in our Health Screening Centre on the Ground Floor of the Medical Suite Building.

- We also offer individualised consultations provided by a competent multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, dieticians, etc.

- Each individual health programs we offer focuses on identifying risk factors for both men, women and senior citizens that may be potentially detrimental to their health.

As part of the Gleneagles Hospitals' medical team, our goal is to live up to our image as the leading healthcare provider in the region. Our centre constantly improves its facilities, standards and technology, enabling us to better serve all of our patients. Gleneagles Hospitals take pride in bringing together a team of medical experts and state-of-the-art equipment ready to serve all who come through our doors.

Oncologists in Gleneagles Hospitals

In Gleneagles, our experienced and skilled oncologist comprise of:

• Medical oncologist - Treats cancers using drugs, eg: chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy

• Clinical oncologist - Treats cancer using drugs and radiation therapy

• Surgical oncologist - Uses surgical procedure to remove tumours

• Gynecologic oncologist - Treats gynecologic cancers. Read more about gynae-oncology HERE

• Hematologist oncologist - Treats blood cancers. Read more about haemato-oncology HERE.

You may rest assured that your care is in good hands as our oncologists are at the forefront of training, bringing together advanced care practices and outstanding outcome to you.

Type of Cancer Treatment available in Gleneagles Hospitals

Various treatment options are available in Gleneagles Hospitals to manage cancer tumours. Our oncologists will prescribe the best treatment to suit you.

This might include:

• Chemotherapy treatment is used either orally or through intravenous drugs.

• Radiotherapy uses high doses of energy rays to kill cancer cells or shrink tumours. In this occasion, expect gradual hair loss and feeling lethargic.

• Surgical process to remove the tumour as a whole or in small masses can be done depending on the size and location in the brain.

• Targeted drug therapy includes drugs that target specifically abnormal tumour growth.

Our Specialists

Dato' Dr. Adel Zaatar
Specialty
Oncology

Sub Specialty
Radiotherapy
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Ahmad Radzi bin Ahmad Badruddin
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor
Dr. Azura Bt Deniel
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dato' Dr. Fuad Ismail
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Jayendran Dharmaratnam
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu
Dr. Lee Wei Ching
Specialty
Oncology

Sub Specialty
Radiotherapy
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Leong Kin Wah
Specialty
Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty
Haematology
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Lim Chun Sen
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor
Dr. M. Amir Shah
Specialty
Oncology

Sub Specialty
Radiotherapy
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Mohd Roslan Bin Haron (AMN)
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor
Dr. Muhammad Azrif Bin Ahmad Annuar
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Rachael Khong Kit-Tsan
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Santhi Nadarajan
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Suhana Yusak
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Teo Yin Keong
Specialty
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor
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