• Thu. May 19th, 2022

Aster Hospitals launch cancer support group in UAE on World Cancer Day

Dubai: Aster Hospitals UAE, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has launched a cancer support group coinciding with World Cancer Day on February 4, celebrated every year.

Under the overall theme of “WE COMMIT TO CONQUERING CANCER”, the support group was unveiled at an event called Aster Conquerors, to celebrate the courage and determination of cancer survivors in the United Arab Emirates from different nationalities across the world. India, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Aster Hospitals also opened a state-of-the-art oncology department at Aster Al Qusais Hospital, Dubai last year. The Cancer Support Group is launched under the larger patient support entity, Aster Cosmos.

“On this World Cancer Day, we also pledge to be in line with the WHO theme ‘Bridging the Care Gap’, which emphasizes that everyone deserves access to cancer care. Frontier treatment procedures make a huge difference in treating cancer, although every patient has their own battle,” said Dr. Sivaprakash Rathanaswamy, Consultant Surgical Oncologist at Aster Hospitals, UAE.

Cancer fighters and survivors, who attended the event, made a pledge to beat cancer and signed up for the ASTER COSMOS support group.

“Aster Hospitals UAE treats a wide variety of breast cancers, from gynecology, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic and head and neck cancers to soft tissue sarcomas, genitourinary cancers with access surgery minimal therapy and chemotherapy, followed by support and palliative care,” Dr Pranay said. Taori, specialist in medical oncology.

Dr Sivaprakash added, “In the past six months alone, the hospital has performed nearly 150 cancer surgeries and around 500 chemotherapy sessions with good clinical results. We bring a human touch to the treatment, bringing a world of difference.

According to Dr. Pranay, early detection of cancers is very important to ensure the best treatment outcome. “Many cancers require surgery, which must be done at an early stage to save patients’ lives from disease progression. The need is to bring technological advancements and awareness of the best and cost effective treatment options available.

The Aster Hospitals Oncology Center provides patients with advanced and highly specialized cancer therapies, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary treatment planning. At its launch, the center also implemented a Tumor Board (TB) as an integral part of the advanced treatment planning approach in cancer care. TB is a multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) in which different specialists work closely together to share clinical decisions in cancer care.

The center offers all kinds of treatments, ranging from complex, hormonal surgeries to immunotherapy, targeted therapy, as well as chemotherapy, provided by the best clinical expertise and medical technologies available, as well as personalized care to meet the needs. increasing numbers of patients.


About Aster UAE Hospitals

Aster Hospitals UAE is Aster DM Healthcare’s continuation of its efforts to create world-class, patient-centric hospitals driven by medical innovations and a culture of excellence. The hospital aims to make a difference, with its patient-centered approach to medical care. Mankhool state-of-the-art multi-specialty hospital is a 126-bed medical facility, and Al Qusais a 150-bed facility, where doctors take a multi-disciplinary approach to provide holistic treatment to patients. Equipped with the most advanced neonatal intensive care unit in the United Arab Emirates, Aster Hospital offers multi-specialty medical and surgical care under one roof.

Aster DM Health

Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in the GCC and India. With an inherent focus on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence in primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary healthcare through our 27 hospitals, 115 clinics and more than 223 pharmacies in seven countries, including India. We have more than 22,400 dedicated employees, including 2,970 doctors and 6,437 nurses in all geographies where we operate, offering a simple but strong promise to our various stakeholders: “We will treat you well. We reach all economic segments of the GCC states with our differentiated healthcare services through the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands. For more information, please visit www.asterdmhealthcare.com

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