Skin Cancer Treatment Cost In Malaysia

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Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells that most often occurs on sun-exposed skin. It can also occur in areas of skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. 

Three major types of skin cancer are basal, squamous, and melanoma.

Treatment options for skin cancer vary depending on the lesions' size, type, depth, and location. An initial skin biopsy can be sufficient to remove small skin cancers limited to the skin's surface.

Additional treatment, if required, may include Excisional surgery, Mohs surgery, Curettage, Electrodesiccation or Cryotherapy, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Photodynamic therapy, Biological therapy, etc.

Skin Cancer Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 9000 to USD 11000. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 1 days and outside the hospital for 90 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Skin Cancer includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost may include Skin biopsy, etc.

  • 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 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Factors affecting cost of Skin 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 Skin Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

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

Treatment name Cost range
Skin Cancer USD 8000 to USD 12000
Skin Cancer - Melanoma USD 5600 to USD 8400

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

What is the cost of tests for skin cancer treatment?

The package includes the cost of the tests that need to be done before a skin cancer treatment. Your doctor will examine your skin and remove a sample of suspicious skin for lab testing. A biopsy is done to evaluate whether you have skin cancer. Additional tests might include MRI, CT scans, and X-rays.

Is the medicine cost included in the treatment package?

Medicines that are consumed in the hospital are included in the package. While the medicines bought from outside the hospital after the patient gets discharged are not part of the package.

How long does the patient need to stay in the hospital after skin cancer treatment?

You will be under local anesthetic for small skin cancers and might go home on the same day. For large skin cancers, you will need a general anesthetic and stay in the hospital overnight. If you have non-melanoma skin cancer, your follow-up visits are usually scheduled every 6-12 months. Follow-up is done more often for the first two years if you were treated for high-risk non-melanoma skin cancer. 

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

  • India USD 4000 to USD 6000
  • Turkey USD 4800 to USD 7200
  • Thailand USD 6400 to USD 9600
  • Germany USD 4000 to USD 6000

List of Centers for Skin Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Skin Cancer Treatment are:

Doctors for Skin Cancer Treatment in Malaysia

Dermatologists are more experts in diagnosing and caring for skin cancer than any other doctor. Dermatological oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating skin cancer. A medical oncologist treats cancer with medication, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or targeted therapy. Radiation oncologists treat cancer with radiation therapy. A surgical oncologist removes skin cancer with surgery.

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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