Chemotherapy Cost In Singapore

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The process of using powerful chemicals and anti-cancer drugs to kill cancer cells is known as chemotherapy.

It may be given for curative purposes or reducing symptoms and prolong life.

A lot of chemotherapy drugs are available, which are either used alone or in combination.

Chemotherapy is an effective way of treating cancer, but it has many side effects, such as-

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Appetite loss
  • Bleeding
  • Itching
  • Mouth ulcers

The chemotherapy process is a little complex. First, a device is surgically inserted into the body before any intravenous chemotherapy. These devices can be a catheter, port, or pump.

Then there are pre-investigative tests to ensure your body is ready for chemotherapy. Every aspect and side effect planning and management is done.

For the chemotherapy drug to be given to the body, there are many routes -

  • Infusion
  • Pills
  • Shots
  • Creams, or maybe direct application
Chemotherapy cost in Singapore is between USD 1350 to USD 1650. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 1 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

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Inclusions in the package

The cost of Chemotherapy includes:

  • Before starting chemotherapy, a few diagnostic tests may be done, such as Blood tests, X-rays, MRI, CT, PET, or ultrasound.

  • Chemotherapy session cost (depends on the number of sessions required)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay (only in case of high-dose chemotherapy)

Factors affecting cost of Chemotherapy

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

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy.

  • Any additional tests may be required to know the status of the disease during the course of treatment.  

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

Cost related to Chemotherapy in Singapore

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

Treatment name Cost range
Chemotherapy USD 1350 to USD 1650
Colon Cancer Treatment USD 31500 to USD 38500
Cervical Cancer Treatment USD 22500 to USD 27500
Esophagus Cancer Treatment USD 13500 to USD 16500
Hodgkin Disease Treatment USD 13500 to USD 16500
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Treatment USD 117000 to USD 143000
Retinoblastoma (RB) Treatment USD 18000 to USD 22000

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Chemotherapy.

What are the tests included before Chemotherapy and its cost?

Tests before chemotherapy include blood tests, MRI, ECG, chest X-ray, etc., 10-15% of the total procedure cost is involved in medical tests related to the procedure. The treatment package contains the cost of the tests too.

Is the medicine cost included in the Chemotherapy package?

The medical bills are included in the package when the patient is in the hospital. On the other hand, if the patient buys medicines outside the hospital, they are not included in the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the Chemotherapy?

If you have been given high-dose chemotherapy treatments then you might need to stay in the hospital for longer, perhaps a few weeks. If that’s not the case you may have to wait 30 to 45 minutes after the chemotherapy is done to make certain that you don't have any reactions to the medications. 

How much does Chemotherapy 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 Chemotherapy in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 800 to USD 1200
  • Turkey USD 1200 to USD 1800
  • Thailand USD 1200 to USD 1800
  • Germany USD 1600 to USD 2400
  • Israel USD 560 to USD 840
  • Malaysia USD 1600 to USD 2400

List of Centers for Chemotherapy in Singapore

Popular Cities in Singapore for Chemotherapy are:

Leading Hospitals for Chemotherapy in Singapore

Doctors for Chemotherapy in Singapore

The right doctor for chemotherapy is a Medical Oncologist.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Benjamin Chuah

Dr. Benjamin Chuah

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Mount Alvernia HospitalLocation

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Robert Lim

Dr. Robert Lim

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Mount Alvernia HospitalLocation

Management of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic cancers

Dr. Peter Ang Cher Siang

Dr. Peter Ang Cher Siang

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Mount Alvernia HospitalLocation

Comprehensive care to cancer patients diagnosed with lung cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, lymphoma, kidney cancer, breast cancer, ovary cancer, uterus cancer, and cervix cancer.

Dr. Patricia Kho Sunn Sunn

Dr. Patricia Kho Sunn Sunn

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Mount Alvernia HospitalLocation

Lung, head and neck, breast, and gastrointestinal cancers

Dr. Tay Miah Hiang

Dr. Tay Miah Hiang

Senior Consultant, 30 years of experience

Mount Alvernia HospitalLocation

lung cancer, cancers of the stomach, colon, rectum, liver, prostate, kidney, testicular, and bladder, gynecological cancers such as ovarian and uterine/cervical cancers, and brain tumors.

Dr. Chia Puey Ling

Dr. Chia Puey Ling

Consultant, 16 years of experience

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Medical Oncology.

Dr. Chia Yee Hong

Dr. Chia Yee Hong

Senior Consultant, 16 years of experience

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Heong Valerie Yue Ming

Dr. Heong Valerie Yue Ming

Consultant, 16 years of experience

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Medical Oncology.

Dr. Jens Samol

Dr. Jens Samol

Senior Consultant, 26 years of experience

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Haemato-Oncology.

Dr. Lavina D. Bharwani

Dr. Lavina D. Bharwani

Senior Consultant, 24 years of experience

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Medical Oncology.

Dr. Troy Sullivan

Dr. Troy Sullivan

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Medical Oncology.

Dr. Dheepa Christopher

Dr. Dheepa Christopher

Senior Consultant, 19 years of experience

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SingaporeLocation

General Oncology.

Dr. Soh I Peng Thomas

Dr. Soh I Peng Thomas

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Mount Alvernia HospitalLocation

gastrointestinal cancer (oesophageal, gastric, colon, and rectal cancer) and hepatobiliary cancer (liver, pancreas, bile duct, and gall bladder cancer)

Dr. Choo Su Pin

Dr. Choo Su Pin

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Farrer Park Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Colorectal Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Stomach Cancer Anal cancer

Dr. Daniel Chan

Dr. Daniel Chan

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Farrer Park Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Blood Cancer (Lymphoma) Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Lung Cancer Breast Cancer Treatment

Dr. Hsieh Wen-Son

Dr. Hsieh Wen-Son

Senior Consultant, 28 years of experience

Farrer Park Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Lymphoma Head And Neck Cancer Lung Cancer Hepatobiliary Cancer

Dr. John Chia

Dr. John Chia

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Farrer Park Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Breast Cancer Gynecological Cancers Breast Cancer Treatment Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Kong Hwai Loong

Dr. Kong Hwai Loong

Senior Consultant, 25 years of experience

Farrer Park Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Breast Cancer Urogenital Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Lung Cancers Melonomas

Dr. Lynette Ngo

Dr. Lynette Ngo

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Farrer Park Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Breast Cancer Gynecological Cancers

Dr. Tan Yew Oo

Dr. Tan Yew Oo

Senior Consultant, 40 years of experience

Farrer Park Hospital, SingaporeLocation

Breast Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancers Hematology Lung Cancer Lymphomas and Liver Cancers

Success Rate

If we talk specifically about the five-year survival rate of chemotherapy, it is around 40-50% depending on the case.

However, chemotherapy is given in combination with other therapy.

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