Oncology - Cancer Treatment

Oncology is the study and treatment of cancer, and an oncologist is a doctor who specialises in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

What is Cancer?

Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the body. Under normal circumstances, cells grow and divide into new cells. Old or damaged cells would naturally die and are replaced by these new cells.

However, occasionally, this process fails to work correctly, causing abnormal or damaged cells to grow and multiply at an accelerated rate. This abnormal group of cells are tumours, which are either cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).

Cancerous tumours can migrate (or metastasise) from one location to other parts of the body to form new tumours.

Diagram showing cancer cells spreading to surrounding tissues and migrate to other parts of the body

Types of Cancer

There are over 100 different forms of cancer, according to which organs or tissues they start to develop. The top 5 most common cancers in Malaysia are breast cancer, colon (colorectal) cancer, lung cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, and liver cancer.

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

Cancer Symptoms, Risks & Prevention

Recognise cancer signs and symptoms, what you can do to reduce cancer risk, and cancer prevention.

Cancer Signs & Symptoms

Identify cancer signs and symptoms and when to make an appointment with a doctor.

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Cancer Risk Factors

Certain lifestyle habits may affect your risk of developing cancers.

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Cancer Risk Quiz

Answer the questions and discover how to reduce your cancer risk.

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How to Prevent Cancer

Did you know 1 in every 4 new cancer cases can be prevented in Malaysia?

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Cancer Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment Technologies

A team of experienced clinical oncologists including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists at Pantai Hospitals is dedicated to providing comprehensive care in treating cancer.

Medical oncologists treat cancer patients with medications. Treatment options include chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal therapy.

Radiation oncologists specialise in using radiation therapy (radiotherapy) to destroy cancer cells.

Surgical oncologists specialise in performing surgery to remove tumours and cancerous tissues.

Discover how early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment for cancer can save your life.

Cancer Screening & Diagnosis

Common cancers in Malaysia can be detected by using well established screening tests.

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Cancer Treatment Technologies

Cancer treatment options depend on cancer type and how far it has progressed.

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