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.
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. During these discussions, have your family members or caretaker with you as your doctor explains what to expect from the treatment. Knowing and understanding the side effects will make coping with them a little easier.
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, we will monitor you over a few months or longer before declaring whether you are in partial or complete remission.
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.
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.
Lower the risk of getting many common kinds of cancer by making healthy choices.
Screening tests can find some cancers early, when treatment works best.
Lower the risk of getting many common kinds of cancer by making healthy choices. Screening tests can detect cancers early, when treatment works best.
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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