Home / Healthcare/ Nawaloka Hospitals marks World Cancer Day with special cancer screening offers this month

Nawaloka Hospitals marks World Cancer Day with special cancer screening offers this month

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00


  • To commence new cancer screening clinics

With the alarming increase in the number of cancer patients who are diagnosed with the disease in its advanced stages, early detection is becoming ever more crucial in the battle to save lives. 

In recognition of this and to mark ‘World Cancer Day’, industry leader Nawaloka Hospitals PlC will provide special offers for its cancer screening packages during February. Simultaneously, it will hope to create cancer awareness and expand its facilities by commencing new cancer screening clinics including those targeting lung cancer and oral cancer.

Early detection serves as an integral tool in combating this disease and ending the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer. Cancer screening can flag cancerous cells and tissues even before symptoms develop. Although early cancer detection does not necessarily equate to a positive prognosis, it does greatly influence the efficacy of treatment. “As the number of cancer cases in Sri Lanka increases each year, we at Nawaloka Hospitals understand the need to respond proactively to this threat. Early detection programmes such as this special initiative go a long way in aiding this agenda. They also complement the intense efforts of our high-quality cadre of experienced physicians, surgeons and laboratory and nursing staff who are equipped with the latest facilities,” said Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa.   

According to available data published by the National Cancer program of Sri Lanka, more than 17,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer annually, with oral cancer being the highest. The lifetime risk of developing any type of cancer among the general population is one in every 10 people for both men and women. One in every 40 women runs the risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime. In Sri Lanka there are more than 2,500 new breast cancer patients annually.  One in every 42 men runs the risk of developing cancer of the lip, oral cavity or pharynx.

A 20% discount on a range of specific tests including mammograms and PSA tests along with a customised package for both males and females with prices starting as low as Rs. 5,000. 

The Nawaloka Cancer Centre utilises the extensive talents of an experienced team of healthcare experts to provide cancer care benchmarked on international standards. This collection of highly-skilled medical professionals comprises oncologists, physicians, surgeons, haematologists, laboratory and nursing staff.

Furthermore, the multidisciplinary cancer care team at the centre places special emphasis on the psychological and emotional toll of cancer and offers regular counselling to the patients and their families to help them cope with the illness and take them through this stressful period.

For more information on Nawaloka Hospitals’ special cancer detection packages, call 0115730022. 

Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

A case for reviewing plantation management

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Last week, I elaborated on ‘Going Beyond Agronomic Research for Plantation Reform’ with the aim of beginning a conversation on the importance of non-agronomic research to understand the many problematic areas that plague the plantation sector, in

How are we doing in e-government?

Thursday, 23 May 2019

It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued

National introspection in the aftermath

Thursday, 23 May 2019

“The immediate task for the Government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” – Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), CT, 9 May. In this, th

Dhammika Perera an anti-establishment candidate

Thursday, 23 May 2019

During the holy Vesak weekend the phones were buzzing all over Sri Lanka over a story that appeared on a web page. The story said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had met with business tycoon Dhammika Perera whose business empire contribute

Columnists More