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At Mount Elizabeth Proton Therapy Centre, you can get access to pencil beam scanning proton therapy, a type of radiation treatment that uses proton beams to deliver radiation directly to the tumour to destroy cancer cells.
It is a radiation therapy that allows for the sparing of healthy tissues and organs.
Also known as proton beam therapy, it can:
It is often used to treat tumours with complex anatomy, tumours surrounded by sensitive tissues, or childhood cancers.
Conditions that can be treated with proton therapy include:
For more details on approved proton therapy indications, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s website.
Learn more about proton beam therapy and how it works.
Before undergoing proton therapy, our medical team at the Mount Elizabeth Proton Therapy Centre will walk you through a detailed process to ensure the proton beam reaches the exact location in the tumour with minimum complications.
The treatment process involves:
Proton beam therapy is usually painless – you will be able to resume daily activities afterwards. Most patients will not require inpatient stays as a direct consequence of this therapy.
Learn more about how to prepare and what to expect during a proton therapy treatment.
We understand that planning for cancer care can be emotional for you and your loved ones. Our team at Mount Elizabeth Proton Therapy Centre will work with you to help you understand your payment options, such as insurance claims, MediShield Life or MediSave usage, and out-of-pocket payments.
1) Integrated Shield Plans
Integrated Shield Plans provide additional coverage for proton therapy treatment expenses, reducing your out-of-pocket costs. The claim limits vary, depending on the type of your plan and your insurer. Please approach your insurer to verify the withdrawal limit for your Integrated Shield Plan. You may refer to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the summary and comparison of treatment coverage.
2) MediShield Life
Claims for radiotherapy treatments range between $300 – $10,000 per treatment, depending on the type of radiotherapy and fulfillment of eligibility criteria set by MOH. Please refer to MOH for the claim limits. Please also check with your radiation oncologist to check if you meet the MediShield claim criteria.
Withdrawal limits for radiotherapy treatments are between $80 – $7,500 per treatment, depending on the type of radiotherapy. Please refer to MOH for more information.
We are located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital at 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563.
You can count on our skilled and experienced team of radiation oncologists and medical oncologists, as well as surgeons who are supported by medical physicists, radiation therapists, nurses, and other allied health and staff, to utilise the latest proton beam therapy techniques and to provide a patient-centred environment at all times.