CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY / HAEMATO-ONCOLOGY CENTRE
(Blood Cancer Centre)
24 Hour Hotline
Day Unit/ ward
Why Choose us?
Lanka Hospitals’ Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology Centre is the most established centre for the treatment of blood cancers and other blood disorders, including Thalassemia and all other non-malignant Haematological disorders such as Immune Thrombocytopenia, Immune mediated anemias and Hemophilia. The Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology Centre also specializes in the treatment of bone marrow transplants.
The hospital is armed with possibly the only consultant specialized in Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology in Sri Lanka, who also has more than 15 years of work experience in the UK in treating blood cancer disorders.
The centre consists of a highly knowledgeable and experienced team of Clinical Haematologist / Haemato – Oncologists, Haematologists, Oncologists, Pathologists, Surgeons, Cardiologists, Nursing staff, Pharmacists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Junior doctors, Anesthetics, Physicians and Dieticians.
The Specialised Services We Provide
- All types of diagnostic blood tests
- Blood film examination
- Bone marrow aspirations and biopsies
- Lymph node biopsy
- Ultra-Sound, CT & MRI Scanning
- A dedicated inpatient facility only for patients with Haematological disorders
- Haematology Day Unit (HDU) for day chemotherapy / out-patient chemotherapy / patient monitoring and other procedures.
- Out-patient consultation service – OPD 6 Ground Floor
- Chemotherapy for all types of blood cancers
- Bone marrow transplants
What is Cancer?
What is cancer? And what changes take place if cancer cells begin to develop in our bodies? Find out the answers from Dr. Saman Hewamana, Consultant Specialist in Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology.
Did you know that there are several types of blood cancers, and that some can be cured? Watch Dr. Saman Hewamana, Consultant Specialist in Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology explain the varying types of blood cancers and the treatments available to cure them.
Learn about varying types of blood disorders, treatment methods and the specialised expertise needed to treat cancerous and non-cancerous blood disorders.
Leukaemia is a cancer of cells in the bone marrow which spill out into the bloodstream. There are several types of leukaemia. Most types of leukaemia arise from cells which normally develop into white blood cells. The meaning of the word leukaemia is ‘white blood’ and the word derives from Greece. If one is diagnosed with leukaemia, it is important to know exactly what type of leukaemia it is in order to treat it correctly.
The key types of leukaemia:
• Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
• Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
• Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
• Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer. Multiple myeloma affects the plasma cells inside the bone marrow. Myeloma does not usually take the form of a lump or tumour. Instead, the myeloma cells divide and expand within the bone marrow, damaging the bones and affecting the production of healthy blood cells. Myeloma often affects many parts of the body, which is why it is called multiple myeloma. Commonly affected areas include the spine, skull, pelvis and ribs.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. Hodgkin lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma are two main types of lymphoma that one could be diagnosed with. However, cancers that spread to the lymph nodes from other parts of the body are not lymphomas.
Lanka Hospitals, Ground floor, OPD 6
24 Hour Hotline
+94 770 505 030
+94 711 197 879
Day Unit / Ward
+94 11 543 6045
+94 11 543 6046
+9411 543 1072