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Patient Care

Clinics and Wards

Up-to-date diagnosis and treatments are provided, utilizing advanced screening and examination protocols with high-tech systems and equipment.

Approximately 1,300 patients, including new and follow-up patients, visit the hospital daily. More than 130 patients receive chemotherapy in the day care center with 62 out-patient beds. Highly specialized physician groups by cancer types conduct most advanced diagnosis and treatments at National Cancer Center Hospital.

There are 578 inpatients beds in the wards. Each ward is constructed with special attention to patients' comfort. In the dedicated wards such as clinical trial ward, the transplantation ward and the intensive care unit (ICU), cutting edge treatment and care for chemotherapy and examinations are performed.

  • Bright atrium with many green plants

    Bright atrium

  • Green terrace on 12th floor. commanding a view of the Rainbow Bridge over the Tokyo Bay

    Green terrace on 12th floor. commanding a view of the Rainbow Bridge over the Tokyo Bay

Examination/Diagnostic Department

Most current diagnostic equipments make it possible to provide early detection and diagnosis as well as accurate staging of cancer. The departments are fully equipped with video-endoscopes, magnifying endoscopes, ultrasonographic endoscopes, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET).

Treatment (Surgery, Chemotherapy, Endoscopic treatment and Radiotherapy)

The best possible treatment for each patient is made available according to the tumor stage and characteristics, using multiple regimens.

Approximately 5,400 operations are performed annually in total 17 operation rooms. Full range surgical intervention to treat cancer from technically demanding surgery to minimally invasive surgery are available. QOL after surgery is the most important outcomes in any cancer treatment. Many patients undergo endoscopic treatment for early lesions of the GI tract, high precision radiation therapy using newest equipments (Cyber Knife, True Beam, etc.). Also highly efficacious intervention radiology therapy with 2 angio-CT systems is available. In many of clinical departments, including surgical departments, clinical trials are actively carried out to develop the state-of-the-art new cancer treatments and to re-evaluate existing standard treatments.

Co-medical support by Nursing Department, Volunteer activities and Pharmaceutical Department

Patient oriented support is provided in those.

Nurses with specific expertise in cancer care as well as more than 60 volunteer workers together help patients undergo various cancer treatments. They make all possible efforts to reduce the patient’s anxiety, physical and psychological pain. All the patients are respected with integrity and dignity. Nurses and volunteers also support patients to make their independent decisions in various treatment stages. Pharmaceutical Department manages drug dispensing/administration and is responsible for educating patients (both in-patients and out-patients) for overall drug use.

  • Nursing station with functional open space

    Nursing station with functional open space

  • Outpatient treatment center

    Outpatient treatment center