Brachytherapy is an advanced, highly targeted form of radiotherapy designed to treat prostate, breast, lung, esophageal, gynecologic, anal/rectum, and neck & head cancers. Performed by placing a radiation source inside or around the tumour, this treatment is highly effective as well as high-tech and precise. As the application of radiation is localized, the procedure protects other organs and healthy tissue from unnecessary radiation exposure.
While Brachytherapy is already available in Indonesia, traveling to Singapore offers a range of benefits. These include having the opportunity to take advantage of the country’s world-class healthcare system as well as benefit from its long list of highly qualified oncologists, many of whom received education and extensive training in the United States and Europe. Most medical centres in the country have dedicated cancer units equipped with latest imaging systems including 3D Computed Tomography. Oncologists in Singapore utilize advanced medical equipment and state-of-the-art technologies and perform the procedure according to the latest international recommendations and standards. This increases the patient’s chances of successful treatment. Despite these benefits, oncologists in Singapore charge up to 75% cheaper when compared to oncologists from western countries who are basically using the same treatment method and technology.