Oncology | Gleneagles Hospital Penang

Oncology

Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone – the young and the old, the rich and the poor, men, women and children. At Gleneagles Hospital Penang, we understand how disruptive and upsetting it can be when our patients find out they have cancer, and we are dedicated to help them fight this illness to the best of our abilities.

As a leading centre for oncology in Malaysia, we adopt a team-based and holistic approach in diagnosing and treating different forms of cancer. Our cancer patients benefit from our multi-disciplinary team of sub-specialists, supported by advanced technology in cancer treatment. Our patients are reviewed by our team of oncologists, surgeons and other cancer specialists to ensure that they receive appropriate standards of medical diagnosis, treatment and patient care.


How Does Cancer Occur?

Cancer occurs when the genes in individual cells that make up the human body start to behave differently from normal cells. Unlike normal cells, cancerous cells divide and multiply at an accelerated rate. Once this occurs, the set of instructions in the genes of the cell no longer work as before, and the cell loses its normal function.

Other than cancer, several different terms are used to describe cancers which occur in different parts of the body. A tumour is a growth that occurs at its original site in the body, while a carcinoma is a form of cancer that form from epithelial cells. A sarcoma is a cancer that occurs in the connective tissues like muscles, while leukaemia and lymphoma are cancers that arise from blood and lymphatic cells respectively.

Our Cancer Therapies and Surgeries

Occuring at multiple sites throughout the body, the effective treatment of cancers involves a mixture of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

Supported by radiology, interventional radiology, and pathology, we provide the following areas of cancer treatment:

Effective treatment of cancers involves a multi-modal approach to give patients the best chance of survival. At Gleneagles Hospital Penang, patients have access to a wide variety of treatment options tailored to their unique conditions that include:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Radiation Therapy (uses high doses of energy rays to kill cancer cells or shrink tumours)
  • Chemotherapy (oral or through intravenous drugs)
  • Targeted Therapy (drugs that target specifically on the abnormal tumour growth)
  • Immunotherapy (a treatment that empower the patient’s own immune system to fight against cancer)
  • Hormone Therapy (use medication to block or lower the hormones in the body to stop or slow down the growth of cancer)
  • Autologous Transplant for Blood Cancers
  • Radical Surgery & Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedure
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Interventional Endoscopy

Our Oncology Specialists

Gleneagles Hospital Penang has one of the largest team of specialists in treating cancer in Malaysia. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists comprising of oncologists, radiotherapists, and surgeons are ably supported by a dedicated team of experienced nurses who are trained to sensitively manage the physical and emotional needs of our cancer patients. Furthermore, a multidisciplinary team meeting is set up to facilitate our team of specialists to regularly conduct case studies and obtain input from each other on the best treatment options for our patients.

Our Treatment Facilities and Equipments

To provide you with high standards in cancer diagnosis, treatment and care, we use modern imaging and radiotherapy equipment while applying meticulous standards of medical diagnosis, surgical procedures, and therapies.

In our Cancer Centre, the Radiotherapy Centre houses two Elekta linear accelerators that allow us to provide advanced cancer therapies such as:

  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Radiation Therapy (DIBH)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Our dedicated Haematology & Oncology Treatment Unit (HOTU) houses consultation suites, a dayward, a chemotherapy drug reconstitution (CDR) unit and a ward for cancer patients. Some of the common conditions treated in the unit include breast cancers, colon and gastro-intestinal tract cancers, gynaecological cancers, leukaemia and lymphoma, and lung cancers.

As a referral centre for cancer in the northern region of Malaysia, Gleneagles Hospital Penang houses 10 operating theatres, which includes 2 state-of-the-art digital operating theatres designed for laparoscopic surgery.

Our Specialists

Dr. Leong Kin Wah
Specialty
Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty
Haematology
Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dato' Dr. Adel Zaatar
Specialty
Oncology

Sub Specialty
Radiotherapy
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. M. Amir Shah
Specialty
Oncology

Sub Specialty
Radiotherapy
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Lee Wei Ching
Specialty
Oncology

Sub Specialty
Radiotherapy
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Lim Su Hong
Specialty
Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty
Haematology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Mr. Yoong Meow Foong
Specialty
Neurosurgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Mr. K. Ravindran Katheerayson
Specialty
Neurosurgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dato' Dr. Pua Kin Choo
Specialty
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT)

Sub Specialty
Head & Neck Surgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Teh Yew Ching
Specialty
Breast Surgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Breast Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Ong Choo Khoon
Specialty
Internal Medicine

Sub Specialty
Respiratory Medicine
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Mr. Shaun Khoo
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Surgical Oncology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Buvanesvaran Tachina Moorthi
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Suresh Kumarasamy
Specialty
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G)

Sub Specialty
Gynaecological Oncology
Location
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Dr. Ooi Chong Chien
Specialty
Urology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Mr. Timothy Khor
Specialty
Urology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Mr. Nadesh Sithasanan
Specialty
Paediatric Surgery

Sub Specialty
Paediatric Urology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Yeow Tow Non
Specialty
Radiology

Sub Specialty
Interventional Radiology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Mr. Jasjit Singh
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang

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