Chemotherapy means treating cancer with chemotherapeutic agents or drugs which kill the cancer cells. Since the drugs can reach each and every part of the body, chemotherapy has a major role in treatment of cancer as a first line of treatment or in combination with radiotherapy or surgery.
Asian Cancer Research Institute has an exclusive ward for day care chemotherapy administration. It includes an expanded day stay for patients needing chemotherapy, blood products, and other types of infusions or advanced services which might otherwise require hospitalisation. This day care administration allows the patient to walk home the same day after chemotherapy infusion saving both time and resources. The day hospital offers extended hours, a variety of comforting treatment settings and advanced care support. Its goal is to help cancer patients fit medical care into their lives. The Day Care Centre is run by a fully trained staff who work under the supervision of an oncologist. It offers different treatment settings to fit the needs of individual patients. There are also private infusion rooms for patients receiving longer treatments or who need more complex support. The centre is well-equipped with good Intravenous access, central venous access, portacath, Hickman's catheter, peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and many other equipments which are used under the guidance of oncologist.