Oncology Department | Gleneagles Hospital

Oncology - Cancer Treatment

What is Cancer?

Cancer occurs when some cells in the body grow out of control and spread to other regions of the body.

In normal circumstances, human cells grow and multiply, creating new cells. When cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced by the new ones.

However, in rare cases, this process goes awry, causing abnormal or damaged cells to grow and multiply. These cells may form abnormal clumps of tissue called tumours, which may be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).

Cancerous tumours can spread to the surrounding tissues and migrate (metastasize) to distant parts of the body to form new tumours.

Types of Cancer

There are over 100 different forms of cancer. Typically, cancer types are named for the organs or tissues where they occur.

Click on the "+" symbol to learn more about the different types of cancers.

Cancer Symptoms, Risks & Prevention

In-depth information on identifying cancer symptoms, reducing risk factors, early detection, and prevention of cancer.

Signs & Symptoms

Learn to recognise cancer signs & symptoms and when to book an appointment with a doctor.

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Risk Factors

Some lifestyle habits affect your risk of developing certain cancers.

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Cancer Risk Quiz

Answer the questions to find out how to reduce your cancer risk.

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How to Prevent Cancer

In Malaysia, 1 in every 4 new cancer cases can be prevented through adjusting certain risk factors.

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Cancer Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment Technologies

Early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment can save your life.

Screening & Diagnosis
                    Well established screening tests are used to detect common cancers in Malaysia.
Treatment Technologies
                    Treatment options for cancer depends on the type of cancer and how far it has progressed.

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