Cancer diagnosis is a sensitive subject. Personalized treatment plans paired along with our highly trained and compassionate care team is one of the most vital elements in patients’ journey through cancer. Our medical care combines clinical innovation, patient-centered care, HOPE, and to deliver the best quality and individualized cancer treatment.
Columbia Asia Hospitals offer oncology services, focusing on diagnosing and treating cancers through various modalities of treatment for each type of cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Screening & Diagnostics
Cancer Rehabilitation Program
Multi-disciplinary Speciality Care
Patient Group Support
Before receiving treatment, do not hesitate to speak to our oncologists, radiation therapists or oncology nurses if you have any questions or concerns about possible side effects. Our medical team will help you gain a better understanding of your treatment and how to manage these side effects.
Cancer Care is multifaceted and it requires a holistic, multidisciplinary approach.
Our dedicated Oncology Team consists of experienced medical professionals who are committed to guide and support our patients through every step of their battle against cancer.
Lower the risk of getting many common kinds of cancer by making healthy choices. Screening tests can detect cancers early, when treatment works best.
Stage I: The cancer is localized to a small area and has not spread to lymph nodes or other tissues
Stage II: The cancer has grown, but it has not spread
Stage III: The cancer has grown larger and has possibly spread to lymph nodes or other tissues
Stage IV: The cancer has spread to other organs or areas of your body
If you have any signs or symptoms that worry you, make an appointment with your doctor to have yourself checked.
All adult cancers including cancer of the Breast, Lung, Colon, Liver, Blood, Prostate and Cervix.
Yes. Columbia Asia is a panel hospital for various insurance companies and third party administrators, both local and international. We provide the means for you to receive medical coverage, giving you peace of mind while you are under our care.
The type of Insurance coverage varies among insurance companies and individuals.
You are advised to check with your insurance company or insurance agent regarding your policy coverage.
Cancer symptoms such as pain usually come at a late stage. However, certain cancer symptoms can be discovered early if one is aware of the symptoms such as the presence of lumps. To be sure, seek the opinion of a cancer specialist who will run tests to diagnose.
Once you have been diagnosed with cancer, you will need to discuss treatment options. This may involve a few experts, namely your primary care doctor, surgeon, oncologist, and allied health professionals. We will explain to you, in detail, regarding the process, duration, and side effects of your cancer treatment.
Oftentimes, cancer treatment involves more than one type of treatment. For example, a breast cancer patient will undergo surgery to remove the tumor. Following surgery, the patient may receive chemotherapy. After completing chemotherapy, radiotherapy may be prescribed to target any remaining cancer cells, minimizing the risk of a relapse.
Yes. Early diagnosis and early detection can increase your chances of surviving cancer. With advanced medical treatment, your chances of positive outcomes will also increase.
As there is no one-size-fits-all approach, coming up with a treatment plan is one of the most significant parts of your battle against cancer. The treatment plan differs from patient to patient depending on the extent, type, shape, and location of the tumor, and will be designed to closely monitor the disease progression while ensuring healthy cells are minimally affected.
Some treatments cause side effects, so it is vital to address them with your doctor. To determine the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment, you need to undergo a physical examination, blood tests and imaging tests such as X-ray, computerized tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or positron emission tomography (PET) scan. Because cancer can sometimes relapse in the same location or elsewhere in the body.
Yes and no. Generally, undergoing chemotherapy can be challenging. There will be limitations to otherwise normal routines as energy levels are low. However, some patients have little to no side effects.
Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide, but there are ways to lower your risk of developing it. One of the most important steps you can take is making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
Additionally, screening tests can detect some cancers early. It is important to talk to your doctor about which screening tests are right for you based on your age, gender, and family history.
Learn more about cancer screenings here.
Undergoing cancer treatment can leave you weak and fatigued. Apart from getting adequate rest, do not be afraid to ask for help from friends and family, be it whether you need assistance with house chores or to cook a meal.
A balanced and nutritious diet is vital in ensuring your body remains strong throughout treatment. Our in-house dietitian offers nutrition counseling to help you plan a proper diet. Staying hydrated is also key as you do not want to risk dehydration. Keep your hydration levels up by drinking more fluids, including water, juice or soups.
Your battle against cancer will be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Should you feel anxious or worried, do not hesitate to reach out to any of our team members here at the Cancer Centre.
Tip: Approach our dietitian for a personalized meal plan to complement your cancer treatment.
Columbia Asia Hospital — Bukit Rimau
3, Persiaran Anggerik Eria, Bukit Rimau, Seksyen 32,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel : +603-5125 9999
Email : [email protected]
Opening Hours :
Monday — Friday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am — 1:00 pm
Sunday & Public Holiday : Closed
For any medical emergency after these hours, please proceed to the 24-Hour Emergency Department.
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