Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience for both patients and their loved ones. Living on an island with limited medical resources can often increase patients’ anxiety about where to obtain specialist healthcare.
However, there are several facilities, locally, which offer cancer treatment services and support. These include:
Health Services Authority
The Health Services Authority cancer care services involve a multidisciplinary and compassionate team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff dedicated to providing education and treatment to ensure the best outcome for every patient.
From detection to diagnosis and treatment therapies, the team works collaboratively with patients and families to develop an individualised plan of care for the entire treatment and recovery process.
This includes state-of-the-art breast cancer diagnostic services and digital mammography at the Cayman Islands Hospital, and a range of clinical services including oncology, haematology, genetic and mutation testing, lab services, and pharmacy services.
The specially trained team provides psychological and emotional support to ensure patients and family members have sufficient information throughout the treatment programme.
Located on Pines Drive (off Smith Road), the chemotherapy unit was purpose-built with patients’ comfort in mind to improve ease of treatment, as well as provide convenience and a private and tranquil atmosphere to support healing.