Asian Cancer Institute 2018-05-09T14:32:48+00:00

Asian Cancer Institute

Embracing Patients with Healing, Comfort, and Hope!

Our Vision

The Cancer Patient totally comforted and cared for.

Our Mission

To provide a world-class, integrated, compassionate, holistic, multidisciplinary service to every cancer patient.

Our Promise

Global Expertise in Cancer Care; Filipino Heart that Comforts and Heals.

Our Centers of Excellence

Tatak Asian! Pusong Asian!

ACI has ambulatory and in-patient cancer ward services with surgical oncology, medical-paediatric oncology, radio-oncology, and supportive-palliative- hospice care specialties, in cooperation with various departments. ACI collaborates with patient support groups (e.g., Project Pink Support Group Inc, Hemophilia Support Group).

Emmanuel Center

The Emmanuel Center is an innovative, multidisciplinary, patient-centered ambulatory care facility that provides everything that a patient needs under One Roof within the Day.

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Conquer C Center

The Conquer C Center has a highly experienced treatment team (radiation oncologists, interventional radio-oncologists, nuclear oncologists, medical physicists, radiation technologists, radio-oncology nurses, others) dedicated to providing state-of- the-art therapy in a setting that is supportive and compassionate.

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Chrys I Center

This Center provides Medical-Hematology- Pediatric oncology services – dedicated to treating adult and pediatric patients, by using medications taken by mouth, injection, or infusion, including internal medicine and pediatric medicine interventions.

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Chrys II Center

Dedicated to providing comprehensive care of the highest quality in cancer management, Chrys II Center provides Integrative, Supportive and Palliative Care Services.

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Our Doctors

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM

“The sum total of medical knowledge is now so great and wide-spreading that it would be futile for any one man…to assume that he has even a working knowledge of any part of the whole.… The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered, and in order that the sick may have the benefit of advancing knowledge, union of forces is necessary.… It has become necessary to develop medicine as a cooperative science; the clinician, the specialist, and the laboratory workers uniting for the good of the patient, each assisting in elucidation of the problem at hand, and each dependent upon the other for support.“- William J. Mayo (1910) – Thus, AHMC Asian Cancer Institute will strive for the Mayo Clinic Philosophy of Team-Based Care – “Multidisciplinary Teamwork, Physician-Led Governance, and Patient- Centered Culture towards World-Class Health Care.”

The multidisciplinary team (MDT) comprises the core disciplines integral to the provision of good care. Mutual respect and good group dynamics are important factors in effective MTD meetings. It is important that each participant’s input into discussions is valued and respected by the other participants. Clarification and understanding of each team member’s role within the team is an important aspect of team membership.

Our Surgeons

PEDIATRIC SURGERY 

ADULT GENERAL SURGERY (SPECIALTY)

SKIN, SOFT TISSUE, BONE SURGERY

HEAD, NECK, ENT SURGERY

BRAIN, EYE SURGERY

THORACIC-LUNG SURGERY

GYNECOLOGY-ONCOLOGY SURGERY

UROGENITAL-PROSTATE SURGERY

Our SUPPORTIVE, INTEGRATIVE, PALLIATIVE, HOSPICE CARE EXPERTS

INTEGRATIVE, PALLIATIVE, HOSPICE CARE

NUTRITION MEDICINE

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY

REHABILITATION MEDICINE

PAIN MANAGEMENT

DENTAL MEDICINE

CARDIOLOGY

DERMATOLOGY

ENDOCRINOLOGY

GASTROENTEROLOGY

HEPATOLOGY

INFECTIOUS DISEASE MEDICINE

NEPHROLOGY

NEUROLOGY

PULMONOLOGY

Our Core ACI Staff

Corazon A Ngelangel, MD, MS, PhD – Director
Judy B Tonolete, RN, MSN – Operations Senior Manager
Noli Garcia – PR & Marketing Senior Manager
Enrico Tangco, MD – Special Projects Coordinator
Neslen P Guanzon, MD – MDT/ CME Event Manager
Pensyn V Varona, RN – Cancer Registrar
Fherlie E de Vera – Registry Abstractor
John Landicho – Executive Assistant

Contact Us

(+632) 771-9000
For your comments and suggestions, email at feedback@asianhospital.com
For your inquiries, email at info@asianhospital.com
Emergency Department, call (632) 876-5755

Common Signs and Symptoms of Cancer vis a vis Cancer Sites

Cancer at its very early stage is without significant symptoms – some can be detected by screening procedures such as mammogram (breast), Pap smear (cervix/ uterus), clinical physician examination (skin, oral cavity, neck nodes, accessible mass, DRE, etc), low-density CTScan (lung). Very early tumor mass is usually painless and movable – as it becomes bigger it becomes progressively painful, non-movable, big grabbing the food of normal cells leaving the patient
anemic, thin, and weak. When symptoms happen, this means the cancer has moved on to later stages. So mind any change in your body – go to your doctor for check-up – early detection is worth a pound of cure!

Common Cancer Signs and Symptoms – ‘CAUTION US Please!’:

  • Change in bowel or bladder habits
    • Change in bowel habits – persistent pencil-thin stools, constipation, or continuous diarrhea – may be due colon cancer
    • Usual change in urination – frequent urination, small amounts of urine, and slow urine flow or a general change in bladder function – cancer of the urinary bladder and pelvic tumors can also cause irritation of the bladder and urinary frequency
  • A sore that does not heal.
    • Unusual skin changes – color changes or non-healing sores may be due cancer
    • Continued itching in the anal or genital area – can be due precancerous or cancerous conditions of the skin of the genital or anal areas
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge.
    • Blood-tinged mucus/saliva – with persistent cough may be due lung or throat or larynx cancer
    • Bleeding from anus – fresh red blood in stools may be due hemorrhoids or rectal cancer or foul smelling black tarry stools – may be due stomach cancer
    • Blood in urine – can be due urinary bladder or kidney cancer
    • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge – bleeding after intercourse or bleeding between periods or post-menopausal bleeding can be due uterine or cervix cancer.
  • Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere.
    • Persistent lumps or swollen glands persistent for 3-4 weeks – lymph nodes or elsewhere
    • Breast lump or discharge particularly if bloody or from only one nipple may be due cancer.
    • Lumps in the testicles, painless or uncomfortable
  • Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
    • Can be a tumor in oral cavity or esophagus or stomach
  • Obvious change in a wart or mole.
    • Enlarging or multicolored moles that have irregular edges or bleed may be cancerous.
  • Nagging cough or hoarseness.
    • Persistent cough that lasts more than a month maybe due cancer of the lung, head, and neck.
    • Hoarseness that lasts longer than 3-4 weeks – can be due tumor of vocal cord or throat
  • Unexplained Anemia
  • Sudden weight loss
    • Unexpected weight loss, night sweats, or fever can be due to any of the several cancer types
  • Persistent, progressive pain
    • Pain, severe unrelenting – headaches, chest pains – space occupying lesions
    • Back pain, pelvic pain – can be bone lesions