India Report - Jaslok Hospital

Excellent cancer care at Jaslok Hospital

The Jaslok Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital and research centre in Mumbai. The hospital is committed to treating patients with medical excellence, care, compassion and tenderness. It offers support to patients and their family members, who fi nd themselves in such environment where they have to interact with new people, new places, new doctors and other personnel.

Jaslok Hospital provides healthcare that includes prevention, excellent treatment, rehabilitation and health education for patients and their families. The hospital is famous for the pleasant, comfortable, air-conditioned patient rooms equipped with nurse call systems, television, refrigerator and telephone facility during their treatment.

Cancer is no longer a dreadful word. It is a potentially curable disease today, if diagnosed at an early stage. When the cure is not possible, the patient can be treated to have a good quality of life. Early detection, correct diagnosis and a correct treatment plan is the key for successful treatment.

Right from its inception, the Oncology Department at Jaslok Hospital has been comprehensive, modern and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, making it one of the best cancer hospitals in Mumbai, India. The facilities have been upgraded over a period time. In order to ensure the best treatment and care to our cancer patients, the management and trustees of our hospital have been constant visionaries and are always providing their full support.

Department of Medical Oncology
Chemotherapy is the use of medicines to treat cancer. These medicines prevent cancer cells from spreading by destroying them, thereby halting the growth of cancer. Our Medical Oncology Unit is well-equipped with specially trained chemotherapy nurses, facilities of day-care chemotherapy (for outpatients) and inpatient chemotherapy. The chemotherapy nurses are trained for handing special central venous access devices (CVADs) including peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), port and Hickman catheter. We have a team of medical oncologists who are trained in managing cancer patients in every way.

Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Unit
Three-bedded Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Unit has been established since 2001. So far, we have performed 300 allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplants for both adult and paediatric patients.

Our success rates have been good. Transplants are being performed for all diseases including thalassaemia, multiple myeloma, acute leukaemia, lymphoma and aplastic anaemia.

Department of Radiation Oncology
Our Radiation Therapy Department is one of the oldest centres (in private sector) of the country and was started in the year 1998. It has been upgraded with state-ofthe- art technologies. It presently functions with two linear accelerators, one telecobalt, one brachytherapy unit, one simulator and treatment-planning computers.

The latest technology of conformal radiotherapy, without intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), are carried out under experienced personnel. The facilities are available for all sectors of the society with the support of social workers for needy patients. On an average, over 100 patients receive radiotherapy daily in our excellent facility.

Department of Surgical Oncology
Surgical expertise is available for all cancer types cancers with a dedicated team.

The Department of Surgical Oncology has dedicated surgical specialists (that were formerly at the Tata Memorial Hospital) for management of cancers of the head, neck, breast, thorax, gastrointestinal tract, female reproductive system and genitourinary tract. This team of specialists is complemented by a reconstructive surgeon (for complex reconstruction including microvascular free fl aps after ablative surgery, for oral and other cancers), radiologists (for accurate imaging with the latest machines), a nuclear-medicine specialist (for PET-CT and nuclear scans), onco-pathologists (for tissue diagnosis and staging), intensivists and other medical and rehabilitation specialists within the hospital.

Department for Cancer Support
This department is complemented by physical infrastructure as well as human resources for providing complete service to patients. We also have facilities for post-therapy rehabilitation, counselling regarding care during chemotherapy, diet, patient support group, pain-management support group and medical social worker.

Lectures are being conducted by our team of oncologists for spreading cancer awareness in the society.

Our motto for treating cancer patients is complete well-being of their physical, mental and psychological health and to offer a good quality life.

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 Date of upload: 8th Jul 2016


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