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What is cancer?                                                                                   chinese

Living things, including us, are made up cells.  These cells are synthesized when the body needs them and die when the body no longer require them.  However cancerous cells formed when the normal cells are mutated when exposed to carcinogen. These cancerous cells are no longer able to function properly, can disrupt the functioning of the normal cells and destroy the function of major organs. There are many different types of cancers, such as lung, colon, breast, bones and nerve cancer that develop in the respective places (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2010).

Complications of cancers

For most cancer patients, they will experience significant reduction in body weight called cancer cachexia. It can be caused by the cancerous cells, loss of appetite due to medication and treatments and also mal-absorption of nutrients.

Metabolic changes in the cancer patients made them lose lean mass and having difficulty in maintaining body weight even if they consume well balanced and adequate diet. Cancer patients have higher rates for protein and fat breakdown, and also develop insulin resistance.

They might develop anorexia and reduced in food intake. These might be by several of reasons such as chronic nausea and early satiety, fatigue, pain, mental stress and effects of cancer therapies and gastrointestinal obstructions (Rofles, S.R., et al, 2006).

What are the treatments for cancer?

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Medication for aneroxia and wasting
  • Bone marrow therapy
  • Complementary and alternative medications (CAM)

Available Services

Cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment services are provided by most medical providers in Singapore. Kindly refer to attached or send your enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your appointment booking.

In addition, support and counselling services are also provided to thepatients and their families.


Services provided


Cancer Wellness

Providing cancer screening based on individual needs and advices to prevent cancer. Detecting cancer early and diagnosing it right increases your chance of surviving cancer.


Chemotherapy can be oral medications, injection, it can hinder the cancer cells from growing and multiplying and hence destroying them.

Different medications are suitable for different types of cancer. However, chemotherapy attacks the some healthy normal cells as well, leading to patients on chemotherapy experience side effects such as hair loss, nausea and vomiting. 

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy can be done through oral medication or injection.

Biological Therapy

This is a new way of treating cancer, can be anti-cancer antibodies and anti-angiogenesis therapy.

Minimally Invasive Tumour Ablation Treatment


Treatment of malignant tumour through chemoembolization and radio frequency ablation.

Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT)



Cancer Surgery


Cancer surgery involves removal of cancerous tissue or organs. During the surgery, some surrounding tissues might be removed together with the tumour as well, as they might contain invading cells as well. Most effective for small and localised tumour, and located at places which are easily removable.




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