Singapore, 2 June 2014
The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has launched a new one-stop Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic (CLCC) which offers patients more efficient diagnosis and better treatment options. It also reduces the need for multiple appointments as patients can be seen by one or more of the relevant specialists within the same session.
The current management process for liver cancer may require patients to traverse between NCCS and other hospitals like the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for treatment. As a result, this may sometimes stretch the treatment process and creates undesirable confusions between treatment venues. With the opening of CLCC, it will reduce the waiting time for appointments and streamline the entire process significantly.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver cancer is the 4th commonest cancer both worldwide and in Singapore. It is the 2nd most fatal cancer. If left untreated, most patients do not survive beyond six months. Surgery is usually the preferred mode of treatment for patients with early stage cancer and in good health. The treatment of HCC is particularly complex and requires a team of multi-disciplinary specialist with relevant individual expertise in liver cancer.
The Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic (CLLC) is located at Clinic D, on Level 2 of the National Cancer Centre Singapore.