Holistic, cutting-edge treatment
Docrates Cancer Center uses the latest medical technology. The hospital provides all aspects of cancer diagnostics and treatment under one roof; it also has its own inpatient ward and laboratory services. Surgery, when necessary, is arranged with top clinicians that we know and trust. Docrates Health and Recovery Center provides cancer patients and the people close to them with complementary therapies tailored carefully to each individual. There are several accommodation options close to the hospital with special rates for our patients.
The hospital has established a world-class reputation for its expertise and quality care. Each patient at Docrates is provided with a leading oncology expert team ensuring that the benefits of the latest international clinical research and treatment developments are adopted. In addition to established medical therapies, patients at Docrates may also choose – after full consultation – to participate in clinical studies on new forms of treatment.
At Docrates, we don’t just treat the cancer – we treat the individual. Our unique concept is attracting patients from all over the world. We have already treated patients from more than 50 countries, with an extraordinary satisfaction rate. We have treated close to 30 different cancer types.
Many personal insurance schemes cover the cost of cancer care provided at Docrates Cancer Center.
Focus on the patient
We take a holistic approach to patient care. Treatment options, treatment benefits, adverse effects and desired treatment outcomes are all discussed together with the patient. An individual treatment plan is created for each patient.
A diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing event and its treatment requires extensive clinical expertise. Therefore, we ensure that the patient’s own personal physician and dedicated treatment team will support the patient throughout the treatment process. Our goal is to achieve the best possible treatment outcome while supporting the patient’s quality of life throughout the treatment process.
Quick access to treatment
To choose the best possible treatment, detailed information is required on the exact location, spread and cell type of the cancer. Treatment is planned by a multidisciplinary team of experts.
To achieve optimal results it is vital to start treatment as soon as possible. At Docrates Cancer Center, we begin the treatment immediately once all the necessary information is available.
Latest treatments and advanced equipment
The range of effective treatment options available for cancer patients is constantly widening. An accurate diagnosis is the first step in the treatment process and at Docrates Cancer Center we use the very latest methods in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Ultrasound examinations, CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET-CT (positron emission tomography) and SPECT-CT (single photon emission tomography) imaging are all available. All our imaging equipment features wide bores, allowing not only optimal scanning results, but also extra space and thereforepatient comfort during the scan.
The cancer center’s specialists in radiology and nuclear medicine analyse the imagesand providea report on each scan and aclear explanation is given to the patient.
The aim of modern radiotherapy is to provide a complete cure. Docrates Cancer Center uses the full range of state-of-the-art techniques including stereotactic radiotherapy, IMRT, IGRT, RapidArc and HDR internal brachytherapy. We are alsoat the forefront of advanced radionuclide therapy methods.
Docrates Cancer Center pilots a modern patient-driven communication and follow-up system called Kaiku
As part of its patient-focused cancer care concept, Docrates co-develops a patient-driven communication and follow-up system to support the cancer treatment process together with Netmedi Oy. Netmedi is a start-up company closely supported by a product development course at Aalto University. By using the system, the patients are able to report the state of their health, such as pain levels or adverse effects during a treatment. All the reported data will be visualized which makes a better and more explicit follow-up of a treatment possible for both the patients and the medical staff. The system has been developed so that it can be run on any modern platform including computers, tablets and smart phones.
A patient-driven follow-up system is a modern way to improve the interaction between the patients and the medical staff. “For patients the system introduces a new and an effortless way to contact their medical staff. For instance if compared to phone calls, a patient can now simultaneously stay in touch with one’s own nurses and doctors so that everything will be documented. The tool also enables a real time feedback when the medical staff is busy. We have recognized the threshold of giving feedback, for instance on the adverse effects of a treatment, has decreased since the deployment of the tool”, explains Timo Joensuu, the Chief Clinical Director of Docrates.
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