Cancer and Blood Disorders Centre at Sakra World Hospital
The Cancer and Blood Disorders Centre at Sakra World Hospital provides patients suffering from cancer and blood disorders such anaemia, low platelets, bleeding & clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, and thalassemia with the most advanced and effective treatments. Sakra’s Medical Oncology and Haematology team is headed by Dr. Vineet Gupta, an internationally recognized clinician in cancer care, having over a decade of experience in USA. We at Sakra, believe in approaching the treatment of cancer and blood disorders by treating the individual holistically and not just the disease.
Every cancer is different and so is every person. That is why, we offer a full range of treatments and support services tailored to suit a patient’s individual needs.
We offer treatments to children and adults for several types of blood disorders including problems with blood cells, bone marrow, bleeding and clotting. Our experts diagnose and treat all these blood disorders using the most advanced equipment in health care technology.
At Sakra Cancer and Blood Disorders Centre, patients benefit by having a team of experts from various super-specialties working together to determine the best course of treatment, that is then delivered in a healing and compassionate environment.
Our commitment to patient care ensures that the entire cancer treatment process is holistic, and focused on healing the whole person - body, mind and spirit. The Sakra Cancer and Blood Disorders Centre is your gateway to the most innovative, advanced and holistic therapies that medical science has to offer.
• Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Cancer Care - There are more than 200 types of cancers — each requiring highly specialized treatment. Clinicians at the centre work together to study cancer in all its forms, providing patients with some of the most innovative approaches in fighting the disease.
• Specialist Nurse-Navigators –Sakra specialist nurse-navigators are patient educators and care navigators on a mission to improve the cancer experience for every patient (Adult/Child). Our team of experts ensure the most appropriate treatment to enable less radical surgeries, better results, and a shorter hospital stay.
• Second Opinion Clinic- There are several types of cancers. Their symptoms and healthcare is interpreted and delivered in various ways by different clinicians. Our second opinion services help the patient make important decisions regarding their treatment options/ plans in an informed manner.
• Cancer Registry -Right knowledge about the type of the cancer, goes a long way in expediting the treatment. We gather information about the types of cancer that occur in our patients, the extent of the disease and its response to therapy. • Special Programs: o Cancer Risk - We work with individuals and families who may be at an increased risk of cancer. Our team of expert physicians, genetic counsellors and staff use laboratory and clinical methods to assess cancer risk of patients and their family members and then offer strategies to help reduce their risk.
Children Oncology Group - Combined with the latest breakthroughs in cancer research, we treat newly diagnosed young cancer patients. Our world-class expertise in cancer care brings about better results for our younger patients.
Oncology program for Seniors – Patients who are 60 or over and have been diagnosed with cancer, can benefit from a specialized assessment at the centre. The assessment is designed to identify and manage problems related to a cancer diagnosis and treatment that may otherwise get overlooked. The assessment's goal is to improve patient’s quality of life, offer reassurance to patient and their family, thereby empowering them to make informed healthcare decisions.
Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery – As the region's first hospital to offer robotic surgery our surgeons are unsurpassed in their experience. Robotic and minimally invasive surgery is an option for some forms of cancer that allows patients quicker recovery time and less complications than traditional surgery.
Outpatient Chemotherapy – Today, most patients don’t require to be admitted for Chemotherapy and it can be done at comfort of the day care unit.
Clinical Trials – Our patients are eligible to take part in one of the many clinical trials underway at the Sakra Centre. By participating in a clinical trial, patients have access to cutting-edge treatments and therapies long before they are available to the general public.
Cancer Genetic Counseling – We help answer questions about the risk of genetic cancers. A genetic evaluation can help clarify whether a patient and their family members have a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer. Evaluations may also suggest actions that can be taken to prevent cancer.
Cancer Wellness Program - Sakra’s Cancer Wellness Program promotes health and well-being for people affected by cancer. We offer personalized services such as:
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What is Cancer?
Cancer can be described as a disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cells. These cells divide without control and invade other tissues in the body to form lumps called a tumour. There are two types of tumours that can be developed in the body - cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign).
What is blood cancer?
Blood cancer is a type of cancer that affects the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system. It occurs when there is an increase in the number of white blood cells in your body.
What are the signs and symptoms of cancer?
The most common signs and symptoms of cancer are fatigue, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, changes in bowel movement, skin changes, thickening or lump in the breast, voice changes, lumps, fever, unusual bleeding, white patches inside the mouth or white spots on the tongue, and sores that don’t heal.
How common is cancer?
Approximately one-third of all people across the world would develop cancer during their lifetime at any age and the risk goes up with age. Every year, over one and a half million new cancer cases are diagnosed in people of all racial and ethnic groups.
The most common types of cancers are Lung cancer, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer and Stomach cancer.
What causes cancer?
Cancer is a complex group of diseases and the common cause of cancer is genetic changes that result in uncontrolled growth of cell and tumour formation. Some of the risk factors of cancer smoking and use of tobacco, intake of alcohol, poor diet, lack of physical activity, sun exposure, radiation exposure, chemicals and other substances, some viruses and bacteria.
what are the diagnostic and treatments procedures of cancer?
The diagnostic procedures are Lab tests, Diagnostic imaging, Endoscopic exams, Genetic tests and Tumor biopsies. The treatment options of cancer are Surgery, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Bone marrow transplant, Immunotherapy, Hormone therapy, Targeted drug therapy and clinical trials.