Day Care Chemotherapy at AMCGH
Day care chemotherapy is a relatively new concept in cancer hospital. Ahsania Mission Cancer & General Hospital (AMCGH) is one of the first cancer hospitals to understand its importance and one of the few where the service is available. Most patients do not even require a bed and can receive treatment on a private couch or in a common lounge in an aesthetic setting, often while reading, watching television or surfing mobile applications.
At AMCGH, patients have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure related to chemotherapy and the expertise of verified consultants. All patients are assigned a personal medical oncologist, who supervises the progress of the procedure throughout its duration, under the watch of a dedicated nurse.
Other benefits are:
• Competent and dedicated technicians and nurses
• No overnight stay
• Faster recovery
• Minimal or no disruption to regular routine.
• Economic advantages
• About Chemotherapy
• Importance of Chemotherapy
• Medical Oncology
• Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is one of the most important treatments in all types of cancer. It targets cancer cells with drugs. There are many different types of “chemo” and it different people respond to it in different ways. Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells, but also stops or slows their growth and prevents them from spreading to other parts of the body. Chemotherapy can be a stand-alone treatment or given with other forms of intervention like radiation and surgery. The procedure can also make other treatments more effective.
Depending on your physiology, medical history and type and severity of chemotherapy you may have some of the following side effects. Your doctor will discuss it with you and plan your procedure accordingly:
Chemotherapy can also reduce the patient’s blood count. A low blood count leading weakens the immune system and lead to potential infection.