Working towards better patient life expectancy through integrated cancer services
During my time at Adi Husada Cancer Center (AHCC) so far, I am happy because we are working in a solid team to provide solutions for cancer services in our city. We strive to provide integrated cancer services that are aligned with our goal of becoming the leading cancer service centre in Eastern Indonesia. Many patients have not been able to obtain fast and up-to-date cancer services in our country but we try to solve it.
AHCC, which is located downtown, offers patients in and around the Surabaya vicinity convenient access to personalised cancer treatment closer to home. I understand that location can play a vital role in determining where a patient chooses to treat, which is why I am a huge advocate of bringing the care people seek closer to their homes and work.
I am proud to care for patients at AHCC, focusing on individualised care in a compassionate manner. I enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team that fosters communication. My overall goal is to help my patients fight cancer using the most optimal treatment modalities combined with a patient-centred focus. As a radiation oncologist, this means maximising the benefits of radiation while minimising side effects.
Personally, I believe it is important to get to know my patients and their families. I take as much time as needed to get to know them, thoroughly explain everything and answer any questions to understand each individual’s needs and goals. I educate them so they feel empowered and can make informed decisions. AHCC’s expectations are in line with my thoughts, which is why I am motivated to be here.
Not many can provide integrated, fast, and up-to-date cancer services here in my country. We hope that the cure rate and patient life expectancy can increase. So far, I feel that AHCC has been great in providing collaboration in cancer treatment to achieve that goal. Nothing is impossible. We are working towards it.