Breast Cancer Treatment Cost In Malaysia

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The type of cancer that develops from the breast tissue and involves the mammary glands and other nearby muscles is known as Breast Cancer.

Early symptoms of breast cancer may include - 

  • Lump formation
  • Thickening of the skin around nipples
  • Pain
  • Irritation of the skin
  • Dimpling of the breast
  • In some cases blood or pus discharge

The treatment of breast cancer generally involves surgery along with radiation, chemotherapy, and in some cases hormone therapy as well.

The choice of treatment regime depends upon the type and stage of cancer.

Breast Cancer Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 5400 to USD 6600. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 2 days and outside the hospital for 30 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Breast Cancer includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost may include Breast ultrasound, Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Biopsy, and Diagnostic mammogram.

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumor and the extent to which the tumor has spread)

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines (Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox), pain killers)

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note - The patient will be required to visit the surgeon a week after the surgery to assess and remove any staples or stitches.

Factors affecting cost of Breast Cancer Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests  Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy.

  • Any additional tests may be required.

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]

Cost related to Breast Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

Listing approximate price of Breast Cancer Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Breast Cancer USD 4800 to USD 7200
Chemotherapy USD 1600 to USD 2400
Breast Biopsy USD 800 to USD 1200

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Breast Cancer Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for breast cancer treatment?

There are several tests done to start with the procedure of breast cancer treatment including Breast ultrasound, Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Biopsy, and Diagnostic mammogram. If breast cancer is diagnosed, staging tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body as well. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.

Is the medicine cost included in the package?

Breast cancer treatment depends on the stage of cancer and may consist of chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, and surgery. All medicines in the time frame that the patient is at the hospital for any of the procedures mentioned previously are covered in the package. Medicines taken for recovery are usually not covered in the package price.

Is there any post-treatment expense after getting breast cancer treatment?

Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox) is a pill prescribed for decades to treat breast cancer. If a woman has a hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, it is suggested to go for hormone therapy as an after-surgery treatment plan. If there is less pain post-surgery, an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen will ease discomfort. The procedures and medicines are not covered in the package.

Breast Cancer Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Breast Cancer cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Breast Cancer in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 2400 to USD 3600
  • Turkey USD 6800 to USD 10200
  • Thailand USD 4000 to USD 6000
  • Germany USD 16800 to USD 25200
  • Israel USD 5600 to USD 8400
  • Singapore USD 14400 to USD 21600

List of Centers for Breast Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Breast Cancer Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Breast Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

Doctors for Breast Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

The right doctor to consult for the treatment of breast cancer is a Gynecologist and a Medical Oncologist first.

If surgery is required after the consultation, then the patient can seek consultation from a Surgical Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist.

For reconstruction and care, a Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeon can be consulted.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Muhammad Azrif Bin Ahmad Annuar

Dr. Muhammad Azrif Bin Ahmad Annuar

Consultant, 16 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala LumpurLocation

Lung Cancer Treatment Sarcoma Targeted Therapy Urological Oncology

Dr. Jayendran Dharmaratnam

Dr. Jayendran Dharmaratnam

Consultant, 42 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Kota KinabaluLocation

Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Targeted therapy

Dr. Adel Zaatar

Dr. Adel Zaatar

Senior Consultant, 40 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Oncology and Radiotherapy.

Dr. Leong Kin Wah

Dr. Leong Kin Wah

Additional Director, 30 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Haematology, Oncology and General Medicine.

Dr. Lee Wei Ching

Dr. Lee Wei Ching

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Radiotherapy and Oncology.

Dr. Vaishnavi Jeyasingam

Dr. Vaishnavi Jeyasingam

Consultant, 16 years of experience

ParkCity Medical Centre, Kuala LumpurLocation

Breast Cancer Head and neck cancers Colorectal cancer Kidney cancer Prostate cancer

Dr. Ahmad Radzi bin Ahmad Badruddin

Dr. Ahmad Radzi bin Ahmad Badruddin

Consultant, 37 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Early cancer detection Radiology Immunotherapy Targeted therapy

Dr. Lim Chun Sen

Dr. Lim Chun Sen

Consultant, 16 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Biological therapy Targeted therapy Hormonal therapy

Dr. Mohd Roslan Bin Haron

Dr. Mohd Roslan Bin Haron

Consultant, 40 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Targeted therapy

Dr. Teo Yin Keong

Dr. Teo Yin Keong

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Cancer treatment Radiotherapy Chemotherapy

Dr. Christina Lai Nye Bing

Dr. Christina Lai Nye Bing

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Systemic therapy for adult cancers and Radiotherapy

Dr. John Low Seng Hooi

Dr. John Low Seng Hooi

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Dr. Nik Muhd Aslan Abdullah

Dr. Nik Muhd Aslan Abdullah

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Systemic therapy for adult cancers and Radiotherapy.

Dr. Foo Yoke Ching

Dr. Foo Yoke Ching

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Breast cancer Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Gynecological Cancers Colorectal Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Lung Cancer

Dr. Matin Mellor Abdullah

Dr. Matin Mellor Abdullah

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Cancer treatment, Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) Radiation therapy, Stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) Terminal illnesses /Tumors

Dr. Yap Beng Khiong

Dr. Yap Beng Khiong

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Breast cancer Colorectal cancer Head and neck cancer Lung cancer Skin cancer Thyroid cancer Urologic cancers

Dr Farhat Aziz Khan

Dr Farhat Aziz Khan

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Pantai Hospital PenangLocation

Chemotherapy Radiotherapy Brachytherapy Targeted Therapy

Dr. Joseph K Joseph

Dr. Joseph K Joseph

Director, 30 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mohd Syahizul Nuhairy Bin Mohd Sharial

Dr. Mohd Syahizul Nuhairy Bin Mohd Sharial

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Pantai Hospital ManjungLocation

Medical Oncology Cancer diagnosis Cancer treatment Brain Tumor Breast cancer

Dr Winnie Ng Nyek Ping

Dr Winnie Ng Nyek Ping

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Gynaecological cancer, Colorectal cancer, Head and Neck cancer, Genitourinary cancer.

Success Rate

The breast cancer survival rate is 90% if diagnosed in an early stage. This means 90% of the people after treatment can live up to 5 years.

This type of cancer is more common in females than males and is more commonly malignant cancer.

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