Cancer is potentially curable if diagnosed and treated in early stages. Even in late stages where cure may not be possible patient can be treated to have meaningful life with disease. Correct diagnosis and management is of paramount importance.
The Centre for Cancer brings together the expertise within the hospital to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with all types of cancers, including solid tumours and blood related diseases. We offer broad scope of cancer services, ranging from public education, screening and diagnosis, to treatment, pain management and palliative care.
The range of care provided is organised into a number of patient-centred clinics, which includes:
Radiation treatment or radiotherapy is the use of precisely calculated doses of high energy X-rays to treat parts of the body where there is cancer. It is generally a pain-free treatment and external radiation therapy does not cause you to be radioactive.
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy rapidly growing cancer cells. Some kinds of chemotherapy may slow the growth of cancer cells, and keep them from spreading to other parts of the body. It may be used with radiation to help shrink the tumour before surgery. It may also be used after surgery or radiation to destroy remnant cancer cells. At the centre, chemotherapy is given as an outpatient procedure at our specialised treatment areas, managed by a team of oncology trained nurses who provide close monitoring.
Surgery plays a pivotal role in the management of most solid cancer. While surgery alone is adequate for early cancers, most advanced tumours require multi modality treatment.
Blood or bone marrow transplant (BMT) is an established, important therapy for malignant as well as non-malignant disorders of the bone marrow. BMT is performed for patients with acute leukemias, multiple myeloma, lumphomas and others.
The centre is supported by a Day Care Chemotherapy Unit that allows patients to go home the same day while under treatment. Besides, we offer cutting edge services like
The centre has sub-specialists proficient in dealing with cancers of