Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Cost In Malaysia

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Pancrease is the organ situated behind the lower part of the stomach and secrets digestive enzymes and hormones that help to regulate blood sugar levels. cancer and cancerous growth arising in pancreas are called pancreatic cancer. it is quite rare in occurrence and mostly malignant in nature. it has a poor prognosis as no specific sign and symptoms are seen in the early stage. At a later stage also sudden weight loss and loss of appetite are common symptoms that are also non-specific. It is often called 'silent' cancer because of no sigh and symptoms shown. when we talk about treatment, it totally depends upon the stage and extent of cancerous spread to nearby organs. if surgery is required then we have to remove the complete pancreas by the process of pancreatectomy. then to further reduced the progression of cancer we have to give chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Palliative care post-surgery is needed to aid in digestion. Pancreatic Cancer Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 13500 to USD 16500. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 8 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 Pancreatic Cancer includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include a Blood test, MRI scan, CT scan, Biopsy, Ultrasound, etc.

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

  • Type of surgery [Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy), Distal pancreatectomy, Total pancreatectomy, Stent placement, Bypass surgery]

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

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay

Factors affecting cost of Pancreatic 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 to know the status of the disease during the course of treatment.  

  • 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 Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

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

Treatment name Cost range
Pancreatic Cancer USD 12000 to USD 18000
Chemotherapy USD 1600 to USD 2400
Adenocarcinoma - Glandular Cancer Treatment USD 18400 to USD 27600

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

What is the cost of tests for pancreatic cancer treatment?

Tests done before starting pancreatic cancer treatment include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and also positron emission tomography (PET) scans. To diagnose accurately, studying a biopsied tissue sample under the microscope can also be done. The package typically doesn’t include the cost of these tests.

Is the medicine cost included in the package?

One chemotherapy drug used for treating metastatic pancreatic cancer is gemcitabine. Other drugs used include erlotinib, capecitabine, cisplatin, and nab-paclitaxel. These medicines are not covered in the package price.

What’s the stay duration for the pancreatic cancer treatment surgery and the cost?

The hospital stay is usually one to two weeks in hospital after surgery for pancreatic cancer. It is followed by chemotherapy, which can be done in an outpatient setting. 

How much does Pancreatic 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 Pancreatic Cancer in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 6000 to USD 9000
  • Turkey USD 7200 to USD 10800
  • Thailand USD 20000 to USD 30000
  • Germany USD 20000 to USD 30000

List of Centers for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

Doctors for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

this kind of treatment is done under the supervision of a gastroenterologist, general surgeon, and oncologist.

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.

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pancreatic cancer is very difficult to diagnose in an early stage. so its survival rate is also very poor as it mostly spreads to nearby organs.

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