Oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with the identification, prevention, and treatment of different tumors and cancers. A cancer patient is managed and treated by an oncologist who specializes in the diagnosis and allocating a stage of cancer depending upon the severity of the disease. The oncologist explores different treatment options and usually different specialties such as radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy work together on the treatment and management of cancer.
The new Oncology Department at Hameed Latif Hospital occupies the 4th floor of the hospital tower and is a major addition to the hospital’s expanding portfolio of specialties. Considering the dearth of specialized cancer hospitals and clinics in Lahore and Pakistan generally, this is a most important development in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
With this addition, Hameed Latif Hospital is now set to provide patients with a multispecialty team of oncologists, surgeons, oncology nurses, counselors, and complementary specialists. It offers patients access to clinical trials and advanced treatments for all types of cancers and blood disorders. Great care has been taken to ensure that patients have access to some of the most innovative diagnostic procedures and therapies.
At the very heart of the Oncology Department is the bone marrow transplant (BMT) center offering stem cell treatment for diseases of the blood such as leukemia, and to treat diseases of the bone and skin. The 4th floor, with panoramic views of the greenery of Lahore, is designed to ensure a highly sterile environment and the management has instituted a strict regime for nursing and care of patients as well as for visitors.