Patients diagnosed with malignant lymphoma of lymph nodes (or simply lymphoma) of the head, face or neck require comprehensive treatment for their condition. To improve prognosis, it is important that they are managed by a highly skilled and experienced oncologist (cancer specialist) with access to the most advanced cancer technology needed to provide the most current and innovative treatments.
Patients living in countries where comprehensive specialist care for lymphoma is not widely available or is extremely expensive may consider medical tourism. Many countries worldwide now offer advanced but affordable oncology care and cater to both local and international patients.
With Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia’s success in the field of medical tourism, patients from Southeast Asia, such as those from Indonesia, no longer have to travel to the United States, United Kingdom, and other Western countries to get access to world-class medical care. In these Southeast Asian countries, patients with lymphoma are offered end-to-end solutions for maximum treatment results. Their condition is diagnosed using biopsies, blood tests, spinal tap, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MUGA (multigated acquisition) scan, positron emission tomography (PET) scan, and x-rays. These tests and imaging procedures are typically performed in conjunction with one another to accurately diagnose the condition and determine its stage. With this information, targeted treatment can be easily provided.
Patients with lymphoma who choose to travel to Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia can work together with internationally trained oncologists (cancer specialists) at any of the countries’ Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals, an option that gives them the best chances of recovering from their condition. These medical facilities are fully equipped to offer a complete list of treatment options including biologic therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and transplants.