Mangaluru: On World Cancer Day – KMC Hospital launches first of its kind Hemophilia Comprehensive Cancer Care

Mangaluru: KMC Hospitals Mangaluru on account of World Cancer Day (Feb 4th) launches first of its kind in coastal region of Karnataka a Hemophilia comprehensive cancer care for children and adults. The clinic is an exclusive and all-encompassing cancer care to deal with hemophilia (Bleeding disorder) which is a genetic disorder and other thrombotic conditions.

Hemophilia impairs the body’s ability to control blood clotting that is used to clotting or stopping bleeding when a blood vessel is ruptured. The clinic consists of highly qualified and experienced cancer care team of Dr. Harsha Prasada, Consultant Pediatric hematologist and Oncologist, Dr Prashant B, consultant clinical hematology, Dr Yogesh D Kamath, consultant in sports injuries and joint replacement. The clinic will hold OPD’s on every first and third Thursdays between 9.00 am – 11:00 am. There will also be inputs from physiotherapists for treatment.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Anand Venugopal, Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospitals said “We have been always the front runners when it comes to offering the latest and the finest medical services and this is no exception. With the launch of Hemophillia clinic people in Mangaluru and neighboring states like Kerala will have accesses to a better cancer care.”

He further added that, “The complex nature of these lifelong conditions requires multi-disciplinary setting with input from consultants, nurses, specialialists and physiotherapies. As the only hospital with exclusive pediatric and adult hematology services we offer the expertise in the management of such complex cases. These includes patients with inhibitors or others requiring surgery. We will also treat thrombotic conditions in children as else it might lead to complications before adulthood.”

The main treatment for hemophilia is called replacement therapy. Concentrates of clotting factor VIII (for hemophilia A) or clotting factor IX (for hemophilia B) are slowly dripped or injected into a vein. These infusions help replace the clotting factor that’s missing or low.

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