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 which include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma and all other non-malignant Haematological disorders such as immune thrombocytopenia, thalassemia, immune mediated anemias and Hemophilia. The Clinical Haematology / Haemato-Oncology Centre also specialize 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 cancers.
The centre consists of a highly knowledgeable and experienced team of Clinical Haematologist/ Haemato – Oncologists, Haematologists, Oncologists, Pathologists, Surgeons, Cardiologists, Nursing staff, Pharmacists, Psychiatrists, Junior doctors, Anesthetics, Physicians, Dieticians and Social workers.
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 in-patient facility only for patients with Haematological disorders for chemotherapy and supportive care
- Haematology Day Unit (HDU) for day chemotherapy/ out-patient chemotherapy/ patient monitoring and other procedures
- Out-patient consultation service – OPD 6 Ground Floor
- Transfusion programme for thalassemia patients
- 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.
Learn about varying types of blood disorders, treatment methods and the specialisedexpertise 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 leukaemias. Most types of leukaemia arise from cells which normally develop into white blood cells but there are leukaemias related to red cells and platelets. The meaning of the word leukaemia is ‘white blood’ and the word derives from Greek. 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 plasma cells inside the bone marrow.Myeloma does not usually take the form of a lump or tumour. Instead, myeloma cells divide and expand within the bone marrow, damaging 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 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 lymphomas that one could be diagnosed with. However, cancers that spread to the lymph nodes from other parts of the body are not lymphomas. There are different subtypes within each type.
Cancer Awareness Programme 2019
Cancer Survivors Day 2017
CME with Dr. Mahendra Somathilaka
Kandy CME with Dr. Saman Hewamana
Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting
Lanka Hospitals, Ground floor, OPD 6
24 Hour Hotline
+94 77 050 5030
+94 71 119 7879
Day Unit / Ward
+94 11 543 6045
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