Today, more than half of all patients diagnosed with cancer can be cured, and many others will live long, meaningful lives even with their disease. This makes getting the correct diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment right from the start even more crucial.
At Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, our sole focus is cancer. Our doctors have unparalleled expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of cancer, and we use the latest technology and the most innovative, advanced therapies to increase the chances of a cure and maximum survival. The close collaboration between our doctors offers patients best available treatment options from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Individualized Expert Treatment
As the world is moving towards the paradigm of personalized medicine, we have recognized that each patient is unique and each type of cancer is different — the best treatment for one patient may not be right for another. So you can rest assured that the treatment recommended at Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center will be the best one for you. And while we are leading experts in cancer therapies, we take particular pride in the compassion and dedication of our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff.
We are proud of our designation as the first comprehensive cancer center in Nepal.
A Team Effort
We have taken a unified approach to cancer care, with teams of doctors who work together to guide each patient through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. We have a team devoted to diagnosing and treating breast cancer, Gastrointestinal and Colorectal cancers, and so on. These teams have the depth and breadth of experience that is unsurpassed. Using this approach, the treatment plans reflect the combined expertise of many doctors — surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists. This approach also ensures that patients who need several different therapies to treat their cancer will receive the ideal combination at the right time.
Getting the Correct Diagnosis
Our radiologists use advanced imaging technology to detect cancer. In addition to X-Ray, MRI, and CT, our radiologists offer advanced imaging technologies and procedures utilizing minimally invasive interventional radiology techniques and procedures to get to the correct radiological diagnosis.
Similarly, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center’s pathologists are involved in patient management right from the beginning. They analyze tumor samples to determine a precise diagnosis and the extent of disease (called staging) using histopathological, cytological, and molecular techniques. Reports from our pathologists are essential to deciding the best course of treatment.
In addition to these basic techniques, we have Frozen Section Biopsy, which allows tissues removed during surgery to be rapidly evaluated by our pathologists, who can then communicate directly with surgeons in the operating room via audio links so that mode of surgery and the extent of surgery can be decided instantly. Increasingly, new technology enables our pathologists to predict a tumor’s aggressiveness or its response to certain forms of therapy, as well as to identify genetic abnormalities in some tumors, which can then direct the course of treatment.
Unparalleled Surgical Oncology Expertise
Recent studies have shown that, for many cancers, patients have fewer complications if they have surgery at a hospital that performs high volumes of these operations and if the surgery is performed by a surgeon with expertise in the procedure. You can be sure that our surgeons are among the most experienced cancer surgeons in Nepal.
Our surgeons are experts at performing oncoplastic surgical procedures to reconstruct breast, colon, tongue and mouth, and rectum following cancer surgery and new techniques to spare organs and preserve function and aesthetics to ensure resumption of normal life after cancer treatment.
Best Medical Oncologists in Nepal
It is often a medical oncologist who follows a patient through the course of treatment and during recovery, to ensure a continuum of care. Our medical oncologists are up to date in developments in pharmaceuticals and techniques, as new chemotherapy drugs and processes are being developed day by day to provide safer and more effective therapies. These developments also help patients manage the side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea and fatigue, so that patients can lead relatively normal lives while receiving chemotherapy. Increasingly, our medical oncologists employ sophisticated technologies, such as immunotherapies or vaccines, often in combination with chemotherapy, to more effectively treat cancer.
Leaders in Radiation Therapy in Nepal
At NCHRC we are operating the most advanced radiation equipment, the linear accelerator ‘Varian Truebeam II’. This has revolutionized the traditional radiotherapy treatment mode that was being followed in Nepal with lesser technologies. We have the most experienced Radiation Oncologists in the country who have decades of experience in treating patients with External Beam Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy modalities.
Unparalleled Nursing and Supportive Care
Our nurses work together with doctors and are an essential part of the healthcare team. Their support, encouragement, and deep sense of caring bring tremendous comfort to our patients and their loved ones. Our specially trained oncology nurses care for patients before, during, and after surgery; educate patients about what to expect when they go home from the hospital. They also communicate with family members to address their needs and concerns. To help ensure a continuum of care, patients are typically cared for by the same nurses throughout their stay.
Psychological Support and Consultation
For some patients, the psychological effects of cancer can be overwhelming. NCHRC provides specially trained psychiatrists and psychologists who can help cancer patients deal with the stress, anxiety, and depression that can accompany a diagnosis of cancer and its treatment. Easing patients’ distress can greatly improve the quality of their lives. Our social workers who are also cancer survivors also help to ensure that patients get emotional support as well as correct information about treatment and support. They conduct a number of individual, family, and group counseling support on both inpatient and outpatient basis. After treatment, patients can also join these groups so that they can provide help to others and maintain a sense of camaraderie with fellow cancer fighters and survivors.