Liposarcoma is a rare cancer of connective tissues that commonly affects the thighs and the retroperitoneum (the space in the abdominal cavity behind the peritoneum). Liposarcoma patients usually notice a deep-seated mass at the cancer site that causes pain. Those with retroperitoneal tumours may also experience other symptoms if the growth compresses their kidney or ureter.
Many liposarcoma patients in Southeast Asia elect to seek treatment for their condition in their neighbouring countries, namely Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. These countries, which are now recognised as medical tourism hubs, have many private hospitals with dedicated oncology centres offering affordable, specialised cancer treatment.
Travelling to other Southeast Asia countries for medical care is now more convenient and hassle-free. Patients from Indonesia, for example, can easily find and book an appointment with an overseas oncology centre online. The majority of cancer care facilities in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia offer end-to-end services with all the aspects of medical travel meticulously handled to allow patients to enjoy a hassle-free experience.
As for the treatment, patients can expect to receive the same quality of care offered in Western countries. This is because many private hospitals in countries mentioned above, particularly Thailand and Singapore, have the same advanced technologies used abroad. They also invest heavily in their medical facilities and send their oncologists to prestigious medical institutions in the United States and Europe to further hone their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest methods and techniques that improve patient outcomes.
Aside from top-quality care and hassle-free experience, another compelling reason why many cancer patients from Southeast Asia travel to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore is the low cost of healthcare, which is up to 75% cheaper than in most Western countries.