World-Class Cancer Care Now in Sri Lanka
American Oncology Institute (AOI) was founded by a team of leading Oncologists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre in the USA. AOI brings to its network of super speciality cancer hospitals in India and South Asia with standardised cancer treatment protocols and pathways as followed by the leading Oncology centers in the US.
At Asiri AOI, we are taking comprehensive cancer care to the next level for our patients. We recognize that cancer treatment is complex from a multi-modality clinical treatment to the intense emotional support for patients. We pledge to stand beside each of our patients and their families. We partner them at every step, addressing every single detail and delivering appropriate cancer treatment that is personalized and compassionate. Asiri AOI’s precision-driven cancer treatment regime is based on collaborative protocols with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, one of the leading providers of oncology treatment in the United States. At Asiri AOI we have a model of integrated care delivery that is individualized for each patient.
Our Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre offers the best in class care across Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology backed by high end radio-diagnosis PET services and pathology services. So, be it diagnosis or treatment, we have the expertise to handle every challenge in Cancer Care. With a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified Clinical specialists, supported by trained and compassionate nursing staff, we are at the forefront of delivering excellence in Cancer Care.
Cancer is a disease in which the abnormal cells divide without control and invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread throughout the body via the blood and lymph system. When cancer cells move from their point of origin and invade other parts of the body through the bloodstream and lymph system, the process is referred to as metastasis.
Cancer is not contagious and often occurs due to a mix of hereditary and environmental factors. More than 100 different types of cancer exist. Most cancers are named after the organ or type of cell in which they originate.
There are many different types and there is no one single cause of cancer. Experts believe that it could be due to what you are exposed to (environmentally, occupationally, radiation, viruses etc.) or how you live (tobacco, diet, alcohol, activity, etc.) or even family history. 30% of cancers are caused by tobacco. Age is also an important factor, which aggravates cancer.
In recent times Sri Lanka has seen a colossal increase in the incidence of cancer due to factors such as
urbanization, industrialization, lifestyle changes and population growth.
An estimated 82.1 out of 100,000 people are diagnosed each year with cancer in Sri Lanka. However, the
actual incidence rate may be higher due to under-reporting or inadequate screening. This leads to poor
survival and high mortality rates. Numbers aside, the impact of cancer is far greater due to the immense
emotional trauma associated with its diagnosis.
Despite growing awareness of possible causes and symptoms, cancer is a disease that has seen
increased prevalence in recent decades. It is a medical condition in which abnormal cells in a specific
part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. Often this condition goes unnoticed with patients
choosing to ignore the early warning signs. In Cancer Care time is of the essence. The cancerous cells are
able to aggressively invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissues and organs.