Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute
Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital, one of ten hospitals belonging to the Lenmed Group is proud to announce the upcoming opening of a brand new Cancer Institute.
Our new Cancer Institute features premium technology in a warm, patient friendly and modern environment with comfortable waiting areas for our patients loved ones.
Cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute involves a team of experts in radiology, pathology, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and symptom management. By virtue of its location at the hospital, the institute can offer access, input and intervention from a multitude of specialists.
Being diagnosed with cancer can be intimidating for our patients and their families but we believe that the right support can make things easier. From our friendly and caring staff to our comprehensive patient information, we aim to make all aspects of diagnosis, care and treatment as supportive and seamless as possible.
At the Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute there’s more to cancer care than medications and therapies. As a comprehensive cancer centre, we offer support and educational programs that help you deal with emotional and physical effects of your disease and prepare for a healthier life after treatment. These include:
- Breast cancer treatment
- Colorectal cancer treatment
- Gynaecological cancer treatment
- Urological cancers treatment
- Lung cancer treatment
- Melanoma Haepatobiliary cancer treatments
- Sarcoma Gastrointestinal cancer treatments
- Pancreatic cancer treatment
- Palliative Care
For most cancers, treatment is led by one or more primary specialists, which include a medical oncologist, a surgical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. Each of these specialists brings a defined set of expertise and techniques for treating cancer.
At the Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute, members of each treatment team specialize in treating different types of cancer. This means that the doctors and other healthcare professionals on your treatment team are highly experienced in caring for patients with your particular type of cancer. Working together, your treatment team will develop a plan for the combination of treatments that will lead to the best possible outcome for you.
Introducing our Oncology Medical Fraternity:
Dr. Ogude attained his MBBCh medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in 2005 and went on to complete his specialist degree in Internal Medicine (Specialist Physician) and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2011. He further super specialised in Medical Oncology and is a member of the South African Oncology Consortium (SAOC) and the European Society Of Medical Oncology (ESMO). Dr. Ogude is currently a director of the Sandton Oncology Medical Group and practices at the Sandton Oncology Centre. He is also a director of the Medical Oncology division at the Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute and chairs and sits in various multidisciplinary forums in Johannesburg. He has an interest in Colon, Breast, Lung as well as Gynaecological and Haematological malignancies.
Dr Naidoo & Dr Chiranjan
A radiation oncologist is a doctor who prescribes radiation therapy (beams of high-energy radiation, or radioactive seed implants) to shrink or eliminate tumors. They work together with a medical physicist to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Some radiation oncologists specialize in treating one or more types of cancer that occur in a specific organ (such as the prostate, lungs, or bone) or region of the body. The radiation oncologists at Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute have special expertise in using precisely targeted approaches such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
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