Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is now an expansion of Tasmia Breast Care UK-s scope of work in Cancer services in Bangladesh, which is an UK based operation.
Here at this new renovated site at Lalmatia, Dhaka and with substantial technology upgrades, specialized medical and Surgical oncology for Breast and Women Cancers are offered.
Our world-class team of cancer experts from mainly UK, provides state-of-the-art individualized care. Tasmia Breast Care UK has provided Breast cancer- focused health care since its founding in 2010.
Our Women Cancer Program, part of Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, offers individualized comprehensive care provided by experts in the supervision of women's cancers.
At Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, we understand the complexity of cancer.
Our surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists work together to consider which treatments are right for you.
Depending on the type of cancer you have, these may include:
Surgical oncologists at Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital, we have extensive knowledge and skill in the most advanced surgical techniques.
We work with each patient to craft a precise plan of action.
Some highly specialized technologies and minimally invasive surgical options we offer.
Specialty Surgical Oncology Care
Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital, surgical oncologists treat every type of Cancer, but we have distinct expertise in:
Breast and Women Cancer.
Surgical oncologists at Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital, care for women with cancers of the reproductive system.
- Cervical cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
How Surgical Oncology Works
At times, strong drugs (like those used in chemotherapy) or radiation can kill cancer cells and stop the illness. But other times, cancerous tumours or tissue present problems of their own.
- Affect the ability of organs or other structures to function properly.
- Grow so large that they obstruct or encroach upon other parts of the body.
- Produce substances that make the cancer worse.
Our surgeons will assess your tumour to see if we can remove it. This can potentially cure your cancer or reduce its effects.
Types of cancer surgery
Surgeons can use:
- Minimally invasive techniques to remove cancerous tissues. Small “keyhole” incisions can reduce the time spent recovering in the hospital. They can also make it easier to get back to your normal daily life.
- Open surgery if a tumour is very large or not accessible by minimally invasive methods.
In each case, proper anesthesia and pain control make surgery and recovery as comfortable as possible.
Your care team will discuss which surgical approach is best for your situation.
Surgical Oncology Support Services and Cutting-Edge Research
Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital offers a range of services that can make cancer treatments more effective and patients more comfortable.
Our support network includes:
- Nutrition services
- Mental and emotional health services
- Integrative oncology
- Pain management
- Palliative care
- Transportation services
- Other practical support
Surgical treatment for Gynaecological Cancer:
Management of gynaecological cancer often includes surgical removal of the tumour. It may also include removing the pelvic organs.
Surgical oncologists at Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital are experts in traditional and minimally invasive techniques including:
- Total hysterectomy - removal of the uterus, including the cervix.
- Radical hysterectomy - removal of the uterus, cervix, and part of the vagina. In some cases, also removal of the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, or nearby lymph nodes.
- Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy - removal of one ovary and one Fallopian tube.
- Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy - removal of both ovaries and both Fallopian tubes.
- Omentectomy - removal of the omentum (a piece of the tissue lining the abdominal wall).
- Lymph node biopsy - removal of all or part of a lymph node.
Medical Oncology Options for Gynaecological Cancer
Chemotherapy and Hormone Therapy
Some gynaecological cancers can be treated with chemotherapy alone. Others may require surgical removal prior to chemotherapy treatment and potentially radiation therapy to prevent local recurrence.
Depending on the type and stage of the cancer, chemotherapy may be:
- Taken by mouth
- Given as an injection
- Placed directly into the tumour site
Some hormones can cause certain cancers to grow. Hormone therapy stops cancer cells from growing by using drugs or surgery to reduce the production of hormones or block them from working.
Regional Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer
Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy is a type of regional chemotherapy used to treat ovarian cancer. In IP chemotherapy, a catheter and port are surgically implanted on the lower rib cage of the patient. This allows the anticancer drugs to flow directly into the peritoneal cavity (the space that contains the abdominal organs) and provides gynaecological oncologists with long-term access to the peritoneal cavity.
Diagnosing Gynaecological Cancers
Tests and procedures to diagnose gynaecological cancers include:
- Pap smears
- Pelvic exams
- Endometrial tissue samples
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
- Positron emission
Gynaecological Cancer Screenings & Exams
Scheduled screening procedures can help detect gynaecological cancer, including cervical cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer, early.
Types of Gynaecological Cancer Screenings
There are three recommended types of gynaecological cancer screenings:
- A pap smear can detect cervical and uterine cancers. It is recommended to begin testing every three years starting at age 21.
- A pelvic exam examines the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and rectum. Pelvic exams should be done yearly, beginning at 21 and can help detect abnormalities of the female reproductive system.
- An endometrial tissue sample checks for abnormal cells or signs of uterine cancer. This test can be done for women with a high risk for endometrial cancer due to an inherited susceptibility or when there are symptoms that need to be evaluated.
Gynaecological Cancer Treatment Program for Cervical, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancer
Tasmia Asif Cancer Hospital and Research Centre provides state-of-the-art treatments and therapies for women with gynaecological cancers, throughout all phases of their disease.
Our program offers:
- The latest advances in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of gynaecological cancers.
- New cancer prevention strategies, including cervical cancer vaccines and the development of ovarian cancer biomarkers.
- A multidisciplinary team of gynaecological oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, research and behavioural scientists, and clinical staff — all committed to providing women with the most comprehensive gynaecological cancer care available.
We also treat patients who:
- Already have had previous surgery or know surgery is needed.
- Have bowel or urethral obstructions or refractory ascites.
- Need a second opinion
What to Expect
The Hospital’s multidisciplinary cancer team will:
- Evaluate your cancer
- Review your diagnostic tests
- Meet to discuss your case to determine the best course of action for treatment
- Develop treatment strategies.
Our team brings together professionals with experience and expertise in a range of disciplines. The team’s collaboration strengthens the individual treatment plan, encourages patient involvement and ensures a continuous flow of communication. This underlying spirit of cooperation fosters a climate of trust and concern that is conducive to healing.
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