Lanka Hospitals’ Blood Cancer Centre turns seven | Sunday Observer

Lanka Hospitals’ Blood Cancer Centre turns seven

1 November, 2020
Lanka Hospitals has a dedicated centre for blood cancer care
Lanka Hospitals has a dedicated centre for blood cancer care

Lanka Hospitals reached another milestone recently when the hospital’s Blood Cancer Centre that provides treatment for blood cancer and other blood disorders reached its seventh anniversary this month.

Lanka Hospitals has a dedicated centre for blood cancer care, and offers treatment for Leukaemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and bone marrow transplants. The dedicated centre which was set up in October 2013, is equipped with medical and surgical facilities to diagnose and treat patients to the highest international medical standard.

Lanka Hospitals Group Chief Executive Officer, Deepthi Lokuarachchi said, “We have trained nursing staff who specialise in the treatment of blood cancers and blood related disorders.”

Lanka Hospitals’ Director, Medical Services, Dr. Wimal Karandagoda said, “The Blood Cancer Centre has a dedicated in-patient, out-patient and day-care facility. We have maintained our services at a very high standard that is similar to blood cancer treatment facilities in advanced countries.”

Clinical Haematologist and Haemato-Oncologist, Dr. Saman Hewamana said, “A range of experts of other varying specialties such as pathologists, radiologists, oncological surgeons and specialised nurses come together as a team to offer the best and most suitable form of treatment for each patient.

We have cared for nearly 3,000 patients according to UK protocols and their response and survival parameters are on par with Western countries.

In addition, Oncology trainees at the Cancer Institute in Maharagama have had their initial training in the sub-specialty of Haemato-Oncology at the Lanka Hospital’s Blood Cancer Centre.”

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