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Oncology & Nuclear Medicine

The fear of cancer is often driven by the knowledge that it can be life-threatening and unpredictable disease. This fear can be intensified by concerns about the potential impact on one’s health, well-being, and the emotional and financial burdens it may bring. At Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara, we are committed to your journey toward hope, healing, and a future free from the burden of cancer. Our mission is to provide exceptional care, support, and innovative treatments to those affected by cancer. With a team of dedicated expects, state-of-the-art technology, and a patient-centered approach, we’re here to guide you through every step of your cancer experience. As a new centre of excellence within Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara, we combine cutting-edge medical care with compassion and understanding, offering not just treatment but also a lifeline of hope. Explore this page to learn more about our comprehensive services, expert team, advanced equipments and the unwavering commitment we have to improving the lives of our patients and their families. Together, we can face cancer and celebrate life.

Our Services

Radiotherapy

  • Our centre is equipped with a state-of-the-art linear accelerator (LINAC) which is equipped with surface image guided system (SIGRT). It treats all kinds of cancers.
  • Serves as a key for advanced treatment such as Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), Radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT), Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) for breast cancer.
  • It is faster, more cost-efficient, safer and more precise.
How can a patient receive radiotherapy?

A patient must first consult with an oncologist within a hospital. During the discussion, the oncologist will advise the best treatment plan, including radiotherapy, according to the patient's cancer diagnosis.

What is the preparation before radiotherapy?

Our dedicated staff will advise the patient in steps, aiming to limit interruption to the patient’s routine. This can be done through a phone call or in person. A patient may also discuss with our coordinator should there be any specific requests throughout the treatment.

Is there any discomfort after radiotherapy? Will the patient be able to drive oneself after the treatment?

The patient should not feel any discomfort during and after the treatment delivery. It’s often not a problem to drive before or right after the treatment.

Systemic Therapy

Chemotherapy

  • Our centre is equipped with evidence-based cancer treatments to deliver optimal systemic therapy to patients to achieve the best outcome whenever possible.
  • Used to cure cancer, control cancer, ease cancer symptoms and prepare patients for patients for other modalities of treatments.
  • timely, accurate, safe, appropriate, affordable and patient-centered.
How is chemotherapy administered?

Chemotherapy will be administered at Oncology Day Care at THKD. It can be given in various ways, such as intravenous (injection into blood stream), oral (in pill, capsule or liquid form), or injection into muscle, fatty part of the human body.

What is the preparation before chemotherapy?

Our dedicated staff will advise the patient in steps, aiming to limit interruption to the patient’s routine. This can be done through a phone call or in person. A patient may also discuss with our coordinator should there be any specific requests throughout the treatment.

What causes side effects?

Chemotherapy is designed to kill fast-growing cancer cells and can affect normal healthy cells that grow fast too. These include blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, hair follicles as well as cells in the mouth, digestive tract and reproductive system.

Will I get side effects from chemotherapy?

The severity of side effects varies greatly from person to person. It depends on the type and dose of chemotherapy you get and how your body reacts to it. The oncology consultants and nurses will be able to advise on preventive measures before, during and after chemotherapy.

How long do side effects last?

This depends on your health and the type of chemotherapy you are getting. Most side effects disappear once the chemotherapy is over. Talk  to your oncologists and nurse about any side effects you may experience.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that targets proteins that control how cancer cells grow, divide and spread. A patient will need to be tested (usually  through biopsy or surgery) to determine the target cell types for more precise or personalised treatment.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy uses our immune system to flight cancer. It works by helping the immune system recognise and attack cancer cells. A patient can have immunotherapy on its own or in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy.

Hormone Therapy

Also known as hormonal therapy or endocrine therapy. Hormonal therapy uses medicine that regulates the hormones in your body to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells.

Supportive Treatment Sometimes a patient may develop complications due to the drugs or treatment. Therefore, supportive therapy such as blood transfusion, bisphosphonate, anti-vomiting medicine needs to be given to help the patient to complete the treatment safely or control the disease. A patient may also be prescribed with Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor  (G-CSF) during chemotherapy treatment to encourage the bone marrow to produce more white blood cells, This can help to reduce the chances of getting an infection.

Nuclear Medicine

  • Our centre is equipped with a unique triple modality systemthat combines SPECT, CT and PET. It suits all the needs of today’s nuclear medicine molecular imaging.
  • Serves as a key for early diagnosis and treatment for cancer, cardiac and neurological diseases.
  • Captures comprehensive, accurate, diagnostic information and is ergonomically designed for patient comfort, it can acquire multiple studies during one appointment thus reducing the number of hospital visits.
Nuclear medicine can diagnose the following:
  • Cancer
  • Heart conditions
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Brain conditions
Nuclear medicine can treat the following:
  • Hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Palliative bone pain
  • Liver cancer (SIRT)
What time is the earliest or latest slot for the scan?

Our service runs from 9am to 5pm. Depending on the modality, the patient may start the procedure as early as 9:15am. We will get the machine ready before 9am for you.

Is there any preparation before the procedure?

Yes, pre-preparation education will be provided, usually one or two days before the appointment. The call will last for 15 to 20 minutes. A member of our team will call you via WhatsApp (RT & NM 018-2111588) call. Remember to pick up the phone.

How long will the report take to be ready?

Standard reporting takes 48 hours. Talk to us if you need your report urgently.

What is the cost for the procedure?

Normal rates are published along with other services in our service catalogue. Self-paying or insurance patients can enjoy special rates from time to time.

Our Specialists

Dr Tan Chih Kiang

Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Resident Consultant
Specialty
Oncology
Qualifications
MBBS (IMU) , MCO (UM)
Suite Number
Level G - C-G-03A
Spoken Language
Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin

Doctor Availability

Monday9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 1:00pm

Dr Kua Voon Fong

Consultant Oncologist
Sessional Consultant
Specialty
Oncology
Qualifications
MD (UWO) , MCO (UM)
Suite Number
Level G - C-G-01
Spoken Language
English, Malay

Doctor Availability

Wednesday2:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr Veena Selvaratnam

Consultant Clinical Haematologist
Sessional Consultant
Specialty
Clinical Haematology
Qualifications
MBBS (UM), MRCP (UK), FRCPath (UK)
Suite Number
Level G - C-G-01
Spoken Language
English, Malay

Doctor Availability

Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm

Dr Zool Hilmi Bin Awang

Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician
Resident Consultant
Specialty
Nuclear Medicine
Qualifications
MD , MMED Nuclear Medicine (USM) , Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine Therapy (Oncology) (Germany)
Suite Number
Level G - C-G-05
Spoken Language
English, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia

Doctor Availability

Monday9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 1:00pm

Support Groups

Cancer Support Group

Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara Cancer Support Group aims to provide valuable emotional, informational, and social support to individuals affected by cancer, including patients, survivors and their families. The activities organised by our Cancer Support Group typically aim to create a supportive and understanding community. These activities consists of peer support and sharing sessions, educational workshops, mind-body activities, art and expressive therapies, supportive counselling sessions, talks by guest speakers (such as guest speakers (such as survivors, motivational speakers or healthcare professionals), social events, online support and forums as well as resource sharing.

Events For Cancer Support Group

Colorectal Cancer Patients Support Event
27/1/23

Women’s Health Week
27/5/23

World Lung Day
19/8/23

Second Opinion Campaign

Appointment

Contact Us

Appointment Booking & More Information
(Recommended to book 3 working days in advance)

  1. Radiotherapy
    +6018 211 1588
    radiotherapy@tmclife.com
  2. Oncology Clinic
    +603-6148 7250 / 7246
  3. Nuclear Medicine
    +6018 211 1588
    nuclearmedicine@tmclife.com
Location

Radiotherapy

Block C, Lower Ground Floor

Oncology Clinic / Oncology DayCare

Block C, Ground Floor

Nuclear Medicine

Block C, Lower Ground Floor

Operation Hours

Radiotherapy
Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed

Oncology DayCare

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed

Nuclear Medicine

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed