The Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) has celebrated another important milestone with the full opening of its state-of-the-art Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) in July 2015.
The Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC), as a leading healthcare organization, envisions an innovative approach for cancer care in the Philippines by creating a world-class, multidisciplinary, and integrative cancer care facility where the cancer patient is totally comforted and cared for. In line with this vision to deliver global expertise and compassionate care, the AsianHospital and MedicalCenter has created its state-of-the-art Asian Cancer Institute.
The Asian Cancer Institute is unique among cancer centers in the Philippines and is a “one-stop-shop” using the innovative team approach in cancer prevention and management, with access to the most advanced cancer therapy technology. It is manned by a competent group of dedicated oncologists and allied oncology professionals who are recognized experts in their fields. The Asian Cancer Institute is designed to provide the public and patients the following:
The Cancer Patient is totally comforted and cared for.
We provide a one-stop-shop, world-class, compassionate, and integrative multidisciplinary service to every cancer patient.
Global expertise in cancer care; Filipino heart that Comforts and Heals.
The Emmanuel Center is an innovative, multidisciplinary, patient-centered ambulatory care facility that provides everything that a patient needs under One Roof within the Day. It serves the patient every step of the way : from consultation to preventive screening, diagnostics, pre-operative care, biopsies, treatment, education counseling, support groups to post-operative and follow-up continuity of care.
A. WOMEN CENTER
Specializes in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of major malignancies mainly relating to Women
Diagnostic Procedures :
Breast Ultrasound ,Digital Mammography
Biopsy Procedures :
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Ultrasound Guided Core Needle Biopsy,
Ultrasound-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy
Reconstructive Surgery : Breast Reconstruction
Cervical cancer screening, HPV cervical lesion management, colposcopy,
Transvaginal ultrasonography, LEEP, gynaecological surgeries for malignancies
B. Main Emmanuel Center
The Main Emmanuel Center offers quality care with the highest Safety Standards given by a
team of expert surgical, medical, and nursing specialists. It provides integrated interdisciplinary care in a compassionate healing environment that ensures the convenience and comfort of the patients.
The Main Emmanuel Center located at the 2nd Floor, Tower 2, has specialty clinics for the following :
*Head Neck ENT
*Brain Spine Eye
*Upper Gastrointestinal Abdominal
*Skin Soft Tissue Bone
*Ultrasound guided procedure
The Conquer C Center offers state-of-the-art radiation therapy .
A. Radiation Oncology
* TomoTherapy HDA – H Series : The most advanced radiotherapy system t
- Excellent Results and Great Precision
- Greater Safety and Convenience
- Optimal Treatment Costs
ACI’s Tomotherapy Machine can be used for specialized procedures like Stereotactic Radiation Surgery (SRS ) and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
*Brachytherapy Services – capable of High Dose Radiation (HDR)
B. Nuclear Oncology
C. Interventional Oncology
This Center provides Medical-Hematology-Pediatric oncology services (including an Oncology Drug Compounding Unit, Oncology Infusion Clinic and Ambulatory Blood Transfusion-Medical Infusion Clinic) the area of cancer dedicated to treating adult and pediatric patients, by using medications taken by mouth, injection, or infusion, including internal medicine and pediatric medicine interventions. Medical and paediatrics oncologists work in a multidisciplinary setting with radiologists, pathologists, surgeons and radio-oncologists to tailor the best treatment plan possible for each cancer patient.
A. Pediatric Oncology Clinic
The Clinic cares for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. Its mission is to treat and cure children with cancer diseases by understanding their special needs and providing them with comprehensive, compassionate family-centered, state-of-the-art clinical care and education through a multi-disciplinary approach from diagnosis through recovery.
B. Medical-Hematology Oncology Clinic
Offers streamlined, efficient care by a multidisciplinary team of specialists. This coordinated approach allows offering novel, intensive and cutting-edge cancer treatments and therapies.
management of treatment side effects,
and management of cancer complications
C. Oncology Drug Compounding Unit
The Oncology Drug Compounding Unit provides a dedicated, on-site pharmacy ensuring that patients are receiving only the safest, most comprehensive care during chemotherapy.
D. Oncology Infusion Units
This Unit offers routine outpatient services for patients seeking treatment for cancer including anti-cancer drug treatment (cytotoxic, hormonal, biological; SC, IM, IV bolus and infusion), bisphosphonates for metastatic bone disease, G-CSF for cancer-related neutropenia, and erythropoietin for cancer-related anemia. Intrathecal anti-cancer drug administration is done at the Oncology Procedure Room at the 4th floor Tower 2, complimenting the Infusion Unit, in collaboration with neurologists and anaesthesiologists as needed.
E. Ambulatory Blood Transfusion & Systemic Treatment Unit
The Chrys 1 Facility will also cater to non-cancer patients with rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic and ophthalmic conditions, and other diagnoses – in terms of IV medication therapy.
For both cancer and non-cancer patients, this Unit will offer services such as ambulatory blood transfusion, IV fluid hydration, antibiotic therapy, parenteral nutrition, refill and maintenance of port pumps, venous access device irrigation, and implanted venous access device declotting..
F. Chrys Specialty Pharmacy
The Chrys Specialty Pharmacy is an outpatient pharmacy that serves the special needs of patients with complex disease conditions like cancer and other chronic ailments. It provides a wide range of High Quality anticancer drugs and prescription drugs related to cancer treatment at very reasonable prices.
This is in line with Asian Hospital’s goal of making special medications more accessible which can result in better compliance and more successful treatment outcomes.
Soon , the Chrys Specialty Pharmacy will be offering integrated coordination of coverage for PCSO patients and other patient assistance programs. This will ease the financial burden of cancer treatment cost for cancer patients and their families.
Dedicated to providing comprehensive care of the highest quality in cancer management, Chrys 2 Center provides Integrative, Supportive and Palliative Care Services. Members of the Services (mainstream and ancillary) work alongside the primary medical specialists & attending physicians who are administering the main modalities of cancer treatment and patient care coordination, seeking to ease distress while remaining mindful of patient and family needs, values, beliefs, culture, and economics.
A. Preventive Care Services
Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling
Tobacco -Cessationessation Services /Treatments
Nutrition & Diet Counseling
Stress Management & Lifestyle Counseling
Vaccination – against HPV, HBV, Flu, Pneumoccus pneumoniae
-Breast (Breast Clinic): Clinical breast exam, screening mammogram,biopsy.
-Uterine Cervix – (Simply Women Clinic): Pap smear, Human papilloma
-Virus, (HPV) testing, HPV lesion Treatment, colposcopy and biopsy
-Colorectum, Esophagus-Stomach-Doudenum – (GI Scopy Clinic): FIT, colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy, H pylori Treatment
sophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy, H pylori Treatment
-Prostate cancer– (Emmanuel Center -Uro): PSA blood test, digital rectal exam, and prostate ultrasound with biopsy
-Skin cancer– (Emmanuel Center -Gen): Thorough examination of the skin and skin biopsy
-Oral cavity –( Emmanuel Center -ENT): Thorough examination of oral cavity, pre-ca lesion biopsy and treatment
B. Integrative Medicine Clinic
Integrative Medicine is used together with conventional medicine in a deliberate manner that is personalized, evidence-based and safe.
Nutrition,Herbs,Acupuncture,Art,Music,Laughter,Aromatherapy,Yoga,Spiritual, Care, Journaling,Nutrition Clinic .
Medical Social & Psycho-Oncology Clinic – for cancer patients needing social and psychology counselling and intervention
C. Rehabilitation Oncology Clinic
Rehabilitation Oncology Clinic is a cross between Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Clinics, where massage and physical therapy, occupational therapy, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) among others can be done.
Optimization of physical functioning
Optimization of social functioning
D. Pain & Palliative Care Unit
Recognizing the importance of pain control and palliative care in the management of many chronic and life limiting illnesses such as cancer, chronic renal disease, connective tissue disease among others, AHMC now endeavors to be at the forefront of preventing and treating the distress that commonly accompanies these such illnesses.
The Pain & Palliative Care Unit will incorporate the principles of pain control and palliative care into the treatment of patients from the time of diagnosis and not only in the setting of advanced or terminal disease.
The Pain Clinic will involve pain specialists along side access to a multidisciplinary team including anesthesiologists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, palliative care physicians, psychologists, PI/OT, and advance practice nurses. Based on a careful assessment by a physician, a treatment approach is tailored to the patient’s diagnosis and targeted to the patient’s specific physical and psychosocial condition. The goals are to reduce pain, improve functioning and enhance the quality of life.
Palliative Care Clinic
Palliative care is a treatment model focused on the care of patients with all types of serious illnesses, including cancer; AIDS; advanced diseases of the heart, lungs, kidney and liver; and neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. Palliative care includes a broad range of interventions that together help the patient and family maintain a good quality of life while living with the disease, and allow the patient with advanced illness to face the end of life with
Palliative Care Services include:
Psychosocial Distress Screening
Pain & Symptom Control
Advanced Care Planning
Patient Navigation/Care Coordination
Support Groups (Cancer, Pain, Grief, Care-providers