The Medical City Clark to open cancer center
CLARK FREEPORT — The Medical City Clark is set to open the first cancer center in Central Luzon to serve the patients in the region. Dr. Oliver Chan, medical director of TMC Clark, said the cancer center is one of the new projects of The Medical City Clark.
“We know that cancer is a main concern of many of our friends and family. It is a tough condition to help and setting up a cancer center will give them an avenue to come and get the full treatment, diagnostic test and consultation with our oncologists,” Chan said. The medical center will be offering therapy, surgery, chemo therapy, and other options to the patients, according to the physician. “The first thing that the patients can expect is our specialists. We have very capable and highly competent oncologists, surgeons who can see the patients and give them the options what are the next steps and what are our expected outcome. Based on these, the patients will be informed and they would know what is the best choice for them,” Chan said.
He also cited the strategic location of TMC Clark as the patients in Central Luzon will no longer go to Metro Manila for their treatment. “Offering it here will cut the travel time and we’ll make it more convenient so the patients can seek their treatment here and they don’t need to travel,” Chan said. The cancer center will be opened in 2018, according to him. “The target date of our cancer center is 2018. Next year is going to be a very busy year. We are preparing the facility and we are acquiring the machines.” In line with this, TMC Clark has sponsored at the Park Inn by Radisson Clark a cancer treatment seminar for physicians in Central Luzon. “Right now we have an oncology post graduate course. The reason is to update our doctors because this is not just for oncologists. Even surgeons, internees and all other specialties because can strike anywhere. There is no specific organ, you can have cancer on the breast, lungs, colon, kidney,” Chan said.