The body’s lymphatic system is involved in the production of white blood cells that fight off infections. When lymphoma develops, it means that there are blood cell tumours that cause the lymph nodes to become enlarged. When this happens, the patient experiences fever, weight loss, itching, constant fatigue, and night sweats. As this type of cancer can metastasise or spread to other parts of the body, early diagnosis and prompt treatment are crucial.
Many hospitals in Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia have dedicated oncology centres that offer comprehensive medical care packages for patients with malignant lymphoma. Many of these hospitals are accredited by respected bodies such as the Joint Commission International (JCI) to help ensure the quality of care provided to patients.
In Southeast Asia, malignant lymphoma patients are offered comprehensive treatment options depending on the severity of their condition and whether or not the cancer cells have already spread to other parts of their body. They may be offered chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and even stem cell transplantation. All these procedures are carried out using the highest quality medications, proven safe methods, and technologically advanced medical tools and equipment. Patients are also treated by highly qualified oncologists. Many cancer specialists practicing in the region were trained and certified internationally. Most of them have decades of experience and proven track record of producing the best possible results for their patients.
When compared to Western countries, comprehensive cancer care in Southeast Asia is more readily available at a much lower cost. Consultations, medicines, diagnostic procedures, surgical treatments, and therapies are up to 75% less expensive in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia than in the United States and United Kingdom.
Also, foreign patients in Southeast Asia are well taken care of. When needed, they are offered the services of interpreters and professional staff who can make travel, transportation, and accommodation arrangements. Some are even offered serviced apartments so patients and their families can be together during these difficult times of their lives.