Department of Oncology​

The Department of Oncology at the Aga Khan University Hospital consists of a specialized team of certified, highly trained, and experienced medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematologists, nurses, and technicians who treat specific adult and child cancers and hematological (blood-related) disorders. 

Our Oncology experts work with each patient to develop an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan to address their specific type of cancer. To aid in the accurate and prompt diagnosis, the department is fully supported by radiology (including the latest PET-CT scanner), laboratory, and blood bank and other departments within the hospital. Following diagnosis, our doctors will discuss with you the best treatment options that may involve chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation therapy.  Patients can come to our Day Care Oncology Unit supported by specialized nursing care for outpatient chemotherapy and blood transfusions. If radiation is part of the plan, patients can feel confident with the fact that we have the latest equipment and technology for this therapy. 

Our specialists understand that cancer can be difficult for patients and their families, sometimes leaving you confused, alone, and lost. At the Aga Khan University Hospital, patients can attend specific support groups to speak with other patients and families who are going through similar situations. Doctors and nurses also attend to provide tips and information on how to deal with the disease. 

Since the Aga Khan University Hospital is a tertiary care hospital with many different services under one roof, our oncology patients receive multidisciplinary medical attention from doctors and nurses in the emergency room, intensive care unit (ICU), special care units, and elsewhere. In addition, several specialized clinics for oncology patients are also offered including the anti-coagulation clinic, palliative care clinic, and nutrition clinic for a holistic approach to patient care.