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9 April 2016
Of late, there have been many news articles pertaining to cancer, the big C is no longer a taboo subject. This is a war we need to fight together to win.
The most common cancer affecting women worldwide and in Malaysia is breast cancer ......
Forum Let's Talk Cancer
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Dr Mastura Md Yusof
Cancer Centre @ PHKL
Pantai Cancer Institute
The Pantai Cancer Institute, which was previously known as the Oncology Department, was established in 1981 and was one of the earliest private facilities for cancer treatment in Malaysia. In line with greater patient focused cancer treatment and a clear aim be a complete cancer care centre under one roof, the Pantai Cancer Institute now offers multifaceted cancer treatments and therapies, led by a team of Medical Oncologists and Clinical Oncologists who are accredited members of the International Society of Oncology. They are supported by a specialized team of medical physicists, radiographer therapy, oncology nurses, counselors, dieticians and pharmacists.
Cancer Treatment, Program & Care @ Pantai Cancer Institute
The Pantai Cancer Institute uses advanced medical technology to diagnose, treat and provide care for most types of cancers, including blood cancer and solid tumor cancer.
- Endocrine (adrenal, parathyroid, pituitary, thyroid)
- Gastrointestinal (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, hepatobiliary, bile duct)
- Genito-urinary (bladder, testicular, kidney)
- Head and neck
- Leukemia (acute and chronic)
- Lymphoma (Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins)
- Ovarian and all female cancers of the reproductive tract
- Sarcoma (soft tissue and bone)
Chemotherapy Daycare Centre
The Pantai Cancer Institute comprises of a modern yet warm and friendly Chemotherapy Daycare Centre, with adjoining Consultant’s Clinics, which eases consultation and reviews for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Patients at the Daycare Centre are taken care by a team of highly skilled and dedicated nurses trained in oncology under the close supervision of our Oncologists. Chemotherapy drugs are carefully prepared by pharmacists in the dedicated Cytotoxic Reconstitution Unit of the centre.
As part of the holistic approach, a dietician is assigned to the patient to help understand dietary needs before, during, and after treatment. Our pharmacists are also at hand to help the patient understand drug therapy and associated side-effects better. We are committed to provide care in all aspects of cancer treatment in a soothing and secure environment.
The Pantai Cancer Institute also has a dedicated Radiotherapy Unit, which is equipped with an advanced Linear Accelerator, the ELEKTA SYNERGY*. This advanced multi-functional linear accelerator is capable of delivering Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). Pantai Cancer Institute is among the first radiotherapy centre in Malaysia provides full 3D imaging capability of IGRT.
The fully-robotic positioning system and pin-point precision of the linear accelerator allows our oncologists to focus effective dose of radiation to the targeted area to destroy the cancer cells. This results in shorter treatment duration for patient with improved accuracy while sparing more of the surrounding tissues and cells.
The Elekta Synergy is also able to deliver Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT) In addition, treatment planning is further enhanced via a dedicated CT Simulator, which is located within the Radiotherapy Unit itself, making the entire patient experience more pleasant.
In addition to out-patients services, the Pantai Cancer Institute provides a full range of services to in-patients as well. A full range of screening and diagnostic services are also available to detect cancer early and accurately at PHKL. In addition, a wide range of specialties, which complement cancer treatment are also available, such as Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Urological Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Haemato-oncology, Neurosurgery and Obstetrics &Gynaecology – all with experienced specialists and allied staff to provide the highest level of care in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.