Malignant tumour of the kidney (kidney cancer) is the 12th most common cancer in the world with around 330,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Its risk factors include having high blood pressure, certain genetic conditions, and a family history of kidney cancer, among others.
Southeast Asia, which is now considered one of the most trusted medical tourism hubs in the world, offers comprehensive, advanced, and affordable oncology care. Countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia continuously invest in improving their medical infrastructure and knowledge in the field of cancer care to provide the most effective solutions to patients who are afflicted with it.
The region is home to many world-class hospitals with dedicated oncology care centres. In hospitals that are accredited by esteemed international organisations such as the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and Joint Commission International (JCI), cancer patients can expect to receive the same quality of care offered in Western countries such as the United States and United Kingdom. This is because these hospitals feature the same advanced technologies and facilities commonly found in the West.
In addition, world-class hospitals in Southeast Asia are fully equipped to offer complete treatment options based on the severity of the patient’s condition. These include surgical procedures that are carried out by highly trained surgeons with the support of multidisciplinary teams of medical professionals. Depending on the stage of kidney cancer, procedures such as radical, simple, and partial nephrectomy can be performed. The region’s JCI-accredited hospitals are also fully equipped to offer dialysis and kidney transplantation for those whose both kidneys are affected by the procedure. Other treatment options include cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, arterial embolisation, biologic therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. All the procedures are performed using the most advanced technology and the highest quality materials to ensure the success of the procedure and patient safety.